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How To Handle Hitchcock

from Jason Botchford of The White Towel,

When old Blue Jacket teammates Manny Malhotra and Raffi Torres think back to their days in Ohio, it’s not to reflect on the Columbus night life.

“We find ourselves talking about Hitch a lot,” Torres said. “Manny has big time Hitchcock impersonations.”

Ken Hitchcock may be gone, but he is not easily forgotten even if Torres only played for him for a year and a half.

He had some interesting — uh, old school ways — of motivating.

“When I first got there, Hitch was riding me on the bench,” Torres said. “I had just got there.  “Manny says to me ‘You got to give it back to him. He wants you to get into a confrontation with him.’”

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Filed in: NHL Teams, Columbus Blue Jackets, Vancouver Canucks, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: ken+hitchcock, raffi+torres

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drimo's avatar

Interesting way to motivate players.  So that was Filatov’s problem?  He didn’t give the confrontation back to Hitch?  I doubt it.

Posted by drimo from Cincinnati, OH on 12/15/10 at 07:41 PM ET

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