Why do you deny the greatness of the Avalanche? WE totally earned that win.Before game 3, I told my hockey friends here that this would be either a 4- or a 7-game series. I fully believe Tampa is winning this one.
from TheAthletic.comBecause retreads! That's why!
#RETREADSThere’s something genuinely ironic about Paul Maurice’s hire in Florida this past week, given the contentious debate on social media over his appointment – as well as that of his good friend, Peter DeBoer, in Dallas.
The two sides of the argument:
1. Should a team opt for an experienced coach, with an established record that immediately leaves them open to criticism that they are hiring a recycled coach, a coach who hasn’t yet been able to get his team to the Stanley Cup finish line? (Pick whichever pejorative term or description you prefer).
2. Or alternatively, do you go out on a limb and recruit one of tomorrow’s promising rising stars, someone paying their dues in the minors, college, junior or Europe, but needs one big break to establish their NHL coaching bona-fides.
In Maurice’s case, even though he now fully qualifies in the first category, he was originally the guy that checked – and practically invented – box No. 2.