Originally Posted by Hercules Rockefeller
This isn't an Ovy thing, it's a GM that's hired 5 head coaches in his tenure and none have ever been a HC at the NHL level before.
It's a soft, unskilled team that's still immature because he thought they could all grow up together and none of them grew up.
and I believe that falls a lot on Ovie. He wants to do, what he wants to do. The first tough coach he had was Hunter. Hunter couldn't wait to get out of DC.....
What needed to be done was to give him a Mike Keenan/Hitchcock style head coach early on instead of letting him just be Ovie.
I think if that happened, he career would have gone more like Steve Yzerman than the current projectory of Alex Kovalev.