@King Knut The more I digest the Hakstol move, the more I like it. The guy has coached 20....count'em 20 present day NHL players. Some of them, the hardest workers in the league. In 10 years, 7 Frozen Fours...that is incredible. To me, he looks like a no nonsense straight up kinda guy who does not want to be your buddy...he wants to win. This is the *exact* thing the Flyers needed. They needed someone with a vision and would be focused on the main prize. Thing is, this guy is gonna have full ba
I think its going to be dealing with egos. Textual made it a point of saying it will be no doubt who is in charge and that is refreshing since the coaching carousel can sometimes send a message that the players will outlast the coach so they can tune him out more easily. I think it will help that he is smart and the players want to win too so they probably are going to be hungry for strategy after the "try harder" philosophy from last year. Apparently he is intense and all that but apparentl
The schedule will surely be something he has to get acclimated to.... sounds like the guy has an amazing work ethic so I am not really worried in the least. Everything I have read is that he is a very progressive thinker of the game and likes to play fast. ND lives and breathes hockey - as OR said it is a religion and there is a TON of pressure to perform there.
@King Knut I don't think its a coincidence that Toews and Drew Stafford, two of the very best two way forwards in the league were coached by Hakstol...those two came into the league ready to compete from day 1....I'm betting Hakstol was a big reason they were such complete players.