MRandall25 wrote:People play the blame game all the time. Problem is, they don't give him credit for anything.
There's a clear difference between a systematic issue and a player decision issue. These turnovers are player decision issues.
But people tend to ignore that because it doesn't fit what they want.
I hope Jesse comes with a post about it, but I'm not holding my breath.
When people play blame the players game its because they have no clue how the world of sports work or never coached anything beyond tee-ball baseball or ...I could go on.
A big question for you. That is Bylsma's product on the ice. Correct? Let's break this down ever further here. He is a manager. He manages these employees( players) to implement good service (performance). This all relates into the customer being satisfied (wins). No different than a manager at a fancy restaurant with a team of employees. Sure he can go around and fire people but he needs to make it all work with the people he has. If the service drops he is responsible because that is his product as a whole.
Anyone and I mean anyone can tell a team to do something and if there is a break down throw the hands up in the air and say it is the players fault.
A good coach adjusts, adapts, and MOST importantly has a way of reaching each and every player. This isn't just x and o's with a sharpie on a board along the bench during the game. It is mental warfare within the bench to find a way to reach those players so they don't keep making ill advised plays. I've said about this for years with Bylsma he has no idea how to manage the modern day athlete. It is hard to do. Long gone are the days of an athlete being beneath the coach. Sadly this goes all the way down to little league baseball and up from there. High school sports? Yeah same thing. You dare not challenge a kid to get him to improve. If you do you also better watch how you do it. It is 2013 folks. The days we are living in the players rule the universe.
There are still some people out there who don't care and will coach to win.
Michael Therrien was too abrasive. The players hated the trap and they shut him out. Bylsma comes in and the players love him and his system. But he is no longer living off the newness of his system and the novelty of energy the players had.
There are ways to reach the Prima donna's on this team without having them shut down. He is terrified to do so. He witnessed what the team did to Michael Therrien and he refuses to go anywhere close to that in fear of losing his job. The ironic part is if he doesn't implement a little bit of Michael Therrien, so to speak, he is going to lose it.