Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/17/10 at 12:10 PM ET
from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,
Marc Crawford coached his 1,100th regular-season game Thursday night.
That’s a pretty good run for a 49-year-old.
And, to be brutally honest, a lot of people thought it might be pretty darn close to the end of the run for Crawford. He seemed to run out of steam in Los Angeles. He looked like a good fit in the television booth in his year off. He took a lot of heat for last year’s uneven Stars’ performance.
But 31 games into this season, Crawford is looking a lot smarter. His players seem to be buying in. His system doesn’t look all that challenging after all. GM Joe Nieuwendyk has made some tweaks to the roster and added a nice complement to the coaching staff in Willie Desjardins. And, to be honest, Crawford has had a year to get his message across.
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