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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

nhl- Blame the Coaches

from the Chicago Tribune, "You can change the rules all you want, you can take out the red line, teams are going to play defensively because coaches make them," former Hawks defenseman Chris Chelios said recently.
Chelios points the finger at the decline of offense in the NHL squarely in one direction--the league's 30 coaches.
"As long as coaches play their marquee players for 15 minutes a game, it's not going to change," Chelios said. "Let them play 25-30 minutes and let them score, that's the way it should be. But it's coaches and their systems."