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Afternoon Line- Bruce Cassidy

“One man’s opinion: The two most difficult things to coach are hockey IQ and courage. I mean, they’re inside [a player] or they’re not. You certainly can work on things. I call it the 70 percent rule: You try to get them to do something right at least 70 percent of the time . . . that’s kind of how I try to deal with it.

“But at the end of the day, it is difficult to coach [intelligence]. You’re constantly reminding guys about things that should come naturally, or do come naturally to other players, but that’s the hand you’re dealt with.”

-Bruce Cassidy, head coach of the Boston Bruins.  Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe has much more on this topic plus other hockey notes.

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