Re: Flames @ Nucks last night
posted at 1/20/2014 11:16 AM EST
In response to perrysound's comment:
In response to gord11's comment:
A Coach must coach for the entire 60 minutes - there are no untactical shifts. Anytime the home team (with the last change) gives you their 4th Line (first) it's a gift. Tortarella took the bait and was outcoached by Hartley before the puck was even dropped. He should have put the Sedins out there to hem that 4th Line in and perhaps score an early first goal. Advantage Tortarella. THAT's called 'coaching'.
I think that's what Tortarella was most angry about. Page One of the Coaches Handbook says, eliminate personal pride and ego - and certainly decisons based on crowd-pleasing (see: 'Pride and ego') - from your playbook. They are at best counter-productive at worst, useless.
Tortarella will be fined, but the punishment of knowing that his hockey mind is weak - his hubris and temper are easily exploited, he takes his eye off the puck, He is too easily manipulated - probably hurts more.
What a load of craaaap. He didn't send his #1 line out because they would have been mugged. I think that is GREAT coaching.
And show me the "Coaches Handbook" that says that, or did you make that up to support your lame and lazy opinion?
Maybe not in the handbook, but basic common sense.
But yeah, Perry, I believe it was the best move. He was between a rock and a hard place. If he'd put the Sedins out and one was injured, he would have been totally skewered in Vancouver. I think he did what he had to do there.
The other stuff he could have done without.