Okay, what's the deal with the whole Crosby got someone fired thing? Google wont help me :(
So, since I’ve got a
couple people asking now I’ll give it a stab.
Therrien was the
Penguins’ coach from 2005- mid 2009. As with any major coaching change, unless
there’s a scandal to blame on anyone, it’s a lot of “We just felt it was
time, a new direction was needed,” soft rhetoric and “yes we players
were just SO surprised” after the firing so it’s hard to get the really good stuff on it.
As far as Therrien
goes, what we do know, generally-speaking, is that he’s an authoritarian dick.
My absolute least favorite kind of coach, both personally and as a psychologist
who knows that sort of leadership has strength only in narrow circumstances and
for a limited time and definitely doesn’t work best when you have unique stars
instead of good soldiers. It’s the sort of style that produces some high
results short-term but burns even the best people out after too long, and if I
had to guess, I’d say that’s what happened.
(And while I don’t have sources
handy, we know that he’s continuing the same shit in Montreal, doing things
like trying to make PK play a completely different style to fit in, and (I
think it was him, might’ve been other members of their shitty management) being
shitty about Galchenyuk being abused by his gf and scolding him for
embarrassing the team. And then there was tonight, him leaving his goalie out
there to die a miserable humiliating career-damaging death on the ice like it’s some sort of character-building
Now, I obviously
wasn’t yet a fan back in 05-09 (and other fans can maybe speak to the extra
juicy bits), so I don’t have extra insight into the tone of things, or the
nuances we can pick up from how games were played, how players were treated,
and other details (sounds like there was stuff surrounding Flower? I’d love to
hear more on that but I too don’t have anything concrete there), and because
social media and such wasn’t really available for much more side conversations
and unofficial opinions, but there are still remnants and whispers that I’ve
on an interim basis but expected to coach at least the rest of the season,
wants the Penguins to get back to utilizing their skill, speed and world-class
players Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and goalie Marc-Andre Fleury"…"Therrien
relied on a system in which every player, no matter his skill level
offensively, was required to play tight defense, and there were rumblings in
the dressing room that the players were no longer buying into the coach’s
Now, you don’t hire
a coach who says shit like ‘rediscover the love of the game’ to try and get
your team back on track and get them winning if there isn’t a SERIOUS issue
with morale and buy-in in the locker room that you’re trying to address. And you’re not going to fire a coach you just signed for three more years because he’s pissing off your fourth line. You fire him because he’s lost the respect of your core.
Sid is waaaaay too
well media trained to like, go off on some public rant about how he hates a
guy, but if you have Sidney Crosby as your captain, and you’re not a complete
fucking moron, you know that if Sid is done with a coach, then your team is
done with that coach and it’s time to get someone new. And yeah, he’s coachable
of course, but seriously, you don’t get to be Sidney Crosby by changing your
style of play to suit the coach so I honestly don’t know why they thought that would be a good idea in the first place.
"I want other
teams to deal with our speed and skill,“ said Bylsma
This is, in my
opinion, code for “Let Sid play Sid hockey”.
asked Coach Sully something about whether or not Sid’s ridiculous “imma
bank this shot off the boards in a tiny space behind a defenseman right to tanger like that’s a
perfectly normal pass and then go to the net so he can bounce it in off my stick”
play was something he’d authorized and Sully just kindof, looked at this guy
like… you’re an idiot. And then proceeded to say what sounded to me a lot like
code for “What we do is let Sid play, and my job is to build up a team
that can support the style of him (and the other core guys like Geno and
Tanger), so yeah, that was a cool play he did, wasn’t it?”
But listen, this is
all my conjecture, mostly, so take it for what you will.
Trish (aka @socktrollqueen) who’s had a really shitty week. I know it’s super short but I hope you
love it anyway. Hope everything gets better.
isn’t exactly known for grand romantic gestures so Trish is a little nervous
when she opens the door of her apartment to find a brand new Coach purse siting
at her doorstep. Stuffed inside is a gorgeous black dress made from the softest
silk she’s ever felt. Well, maybe second softest if Victor’s bedsheets count…
which they do… obviously. Attached to the dress is a note written in Victor’s
messy albeit charming scrawl.
Dinner. 8:00. Be ready.
that’s not intimidating or terrifying at
all. Trish knows better than to expect anything different. You don’t date
an assassin and get rainbows and cupcakes 24/7. Sometimes Victor forgets how to
act like a human and yeah, it gets scary, but he always makes it up to her.
Usually with a night of unforgettable sex. But Victor’s been sweet all week.
Doting even. Why the sudden dinner date?
Oh no, Trish thinks. He’s going to break up with me. But why
buy her all this new, expensive stuff? Consolation
prizes. Thanks for playing the game, babe. You lose. No, stop thinking like
that. There’s no reason to think like that.
Anxiety is a deaf bitch who doesn’t understand sign language either, so she
shows up unwanted and never leaves.
Victor knocks on the front door
(even though it’s also his apartment, so there’s literally no need for him to
do that unless he’s lost his keys again… which is a whole other story). Trish
has one last final though of ohgodohgodohgod
before Anxiety decides she’s now a bored bitch and heads home for a while.
Until Victor drives the car to the richest part of town and stops at the nicest
restaurant Trish has ever seen in her life. Then Anxiety decides she’s once
again deaf and pops back up for round two.
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