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Learn2LuvIt

Member Since 15 Sep 2005
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In Topic: Jeff Blashill named 27th head coach in Red Wings history

10 June 2015 - 03:21 PM

What's to stop Chelios from being a great coach?

Didn't you know!! Every great coach in history came out of the womb with NHL coaching experience and never had to get behind the bench as a rookie. "We all got a break and started somewhere"...that's not true for great coaches though. It's a genetically tested for trait. "Learning the ropes"...nah, not great coaches...these guys were SURE THINGS. Duh!!

In Topic: Jeff Blashill named 27th head coach in Red Wings history

09 June 2015 - 12:53 PM

Thank you. I dont know why people are getting so excited. We will officially have 2 coaches with zero NHL head coaching/assistant coaching experience. Its like we see Chelios's name and get excited without thinking abput possible consequences.

Remember when Gretzky tried to coach. Don't have your hopes up just because Chelios was a great player. He's by no means a savior.

I don't think anyone is saying he's a savior, just that its good to have a "WINNER" behind the bench. Let's me be clear, IMO - Chelios is a winner. Just my observation of being on this planet for a while, people we/I deem as "winners", usually excel at pretty much everything they choose to do. Just an example: Cheli's Chili Bar is the top grossing restaurant in downtown Detroit - FACT (I saw a Urban Development and Commerce Report last year). Go visit the other places that have been around for decades longer (e.g. Post, Detroiter, HockeyTown Cafe) then go visit Cheli's. Again, he likes to win. I just like that trait.

I do understand the concept of having a lack of NHL coaching experience in total behind the bench. It is kind of scary. But with his playing experience, there is not a doubt he understands the game. Does that translate to being a good/great coach...time will tell but I'd say the odds are in his favor.

In Topic: Jeff Blashill named 27th head coach in Red Wings history

09 June 2015 - 11:47 AM

If the word on Chelios is true....I can't wait for him to give orders to run an opposing player through the boards. He's got the street cred to give that order, and it would probably be wise to follow.

Hoping he would have some input into personnel and push to get players who can provide us with a little more edge/nastiness. I don't believe his voice will have a ton of influence (at the beginning) in terms of personnel, but it's at least encouraging to (potentially) see one of the all time greats in terms of nastiness behind our bench.

In Topic: Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

27 May 2015 - 12:44 PM

All I'll say is... You know when a player scores a goal and they say "wow, he just never stopped moving his feet that entire shift, and got rewarded for it"

He's not that guy

Gotcha. Thanks! Around my house we call that the case of the "Robert Langs"

In Topic: Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

27 May 2015 - 12:02 PM

I talk like I've been watching him because I've seen a lot of him in GR. For work I travel to Michigan, specifically GR, all the time. The only one I know who watches more games than me is Krsmith....


Number9 - what is your scouting report on him from watching him so much? I'd be interested to hear your assessment.