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Video- Afternoon Line- Ted Nolan

Ted Nolan as the Buffalo Sabres prepare to face the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight.

"... We're in a big boys league here now..."

 

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Red Winger's avatar

The Nolan situation looks eerily reminiscent to a local situation we had here years ago with the college hockey team.

Frank Anzalone had a fantastic run with LSSU as their head coach from 1982-1990. He won a national championship in 1988, and turned the small program into a national powerhouse. He was a no-nonsense coach, cut from the Bowman-style of coaching; or, old-school coaching.

He was let go for reasons not related to hockey.

Time heals all wounds, and Anzalone came back for another try, from 2001 to 2005. And it was a disaster. It was all too clear the game had radically changed, and his old-school ways alienated him from the players. In essence, the college game had passed him by.

Ted Nolan seems like he is in a similar situation. Calling out players today is seen as an outdated method. Does “We’re in a big boys league here now” fit the criteria?

Maybe.

Things just look very familiar, for all the wrong reasons.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 11/15/14 at 03:06 PM ET

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