Re: Julien Interview
posted at 4/13/2011 11:22 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Julien Interview
[QUOTE]badhab...sounds to me like you were NEVER confident the bruins will win, and your looking for excuses why they won't. please tell us what YOU would have said TO THE MEDIA in clodes position. this should be good
Posted by adkbeesfan[/QUOTE]
Sure I would have said the Canadiens are a good team, but we're a good team, too.
In my mind the strongest phrase he used was "make no mistake" - I would have made sure to say that once about my team.
I wouldn't be using words like "hope" and "trying". I'd maintain eye contact. I wouldn't be shifting around in my chair.
In short, I would do everything I do when I give a presentation at a meeting at work. I wouldn't dare say that the IT people are professionals and at the end of the day it's going to be their responsibility and so on, no you don't say that, you don't say the obvious - that just starts to cast doubt on something that should be done.
I mean, that even works if I tell my wife I'll take her out to dinner, how would it go over if I said "I'm going to take you to the nicest restaurant in town. The cooks are professionals and they know what to do, so all I can do is drive you there
How would that go over if you said that to your wife?
If I were him, I would make it known that I want to win
, I wouldn't spend so much time trying to distance myself from my players.
That's only what I would do, but there are many strategies that would work.
The tuna for example - being combative with reporters shows you've got fire in the belly.
There's a million ways to do it right, there's a million ways to do it wrong.
Guys, say what you want, but his pressers are not doing it for me, period. It is a media event. For who? Players? Management? The press? Maybe I'm wrong, but I think it's the coach speaking to the fans for the most part. A message to the fans.
Say what you want, I don't like it.