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Video- Jeff Blashill And Dylan Larkin Talk About Their Pre-Tournament Win

Yes, it is a slow news day at this point.

via USA Hockey's YouTube page,

U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jeff Blashill, alternate captain Dylan Larkin and forward Clayton Keller recap Team USA's pre-tournament win over Germany and look ahead to the opening game of the 2019 IIHF Men's World Championship against tournament host Slovakia.



added 1:47pm, Below, watch a short look at Ken Holland with the Wings.



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More info on Larkin and Blashill.


Posted by howeandhowe from Seattle on 05/08/19 at 02:33 PM ET

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Good link HandH.

“I’ve just got a lot of respect for him,” he continued. “He’s so good at sending his message in an honest way, but doesn’t cross the line or take someone’s confidence. Even when he’s telling you you did something wrong, he’s building you up.

Seems like the right temperament for a coach to have on a young, rebuilding team.

Posted by hockeyfreak13 from Grand Rapids on 05/08/19 at 02:45 PM ET

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Seems like the right temperament for a coach to have on a young, rebuilding team.

I agree on that comment. I met Jeff Blashill a few times, and he seemed very friendly. I’m sure it carries over to his coaching. grin

Posted by bigfrog on 05/08/19 at 02:57 PM ET

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Posted by bigfrog on 05/08/19 at 02:57 PM ET

He’s a Soo boy, they don’t raise ‘em any better wink

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 05/08/19 at 03:01 PM ET

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George Malik said Blash was very much easier to talk to than Babs, which probably wouldn’t have required much and probably isn’t as big a difference after several years as the HC and so many post-lost questions.  I met Blash and family at Comerica Park during a Tiger game just before the hockey season started his first season, and yes he was very friendly and outgoing at the time.  I took a family photo for him when they were all trying to fit into the picture.

Some fans have their favorite players and react badly if Blash cut their time or told the press about things that player had to improve on.  If the young players have such fragile eggshell minds they won’t make it in the league, and there was no indication they were as sensitive as the fans are.

Posted by RWBill on 05/08/19 at 08:29 PM ET


He’s a Soo boy, they don’t raise ‘em any better

Nobody’s saying his sister-mother and brother-father-cousin didn’t do a good job.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 05/09/19 at 11:50 AM ET

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