Re: Penguins Hire Assistant Coach
While I'm not denying Recchi was brought in here for his veteran leadership qualities, you don't pay a guy as much as we did Recchi for just his veteran leadership qualities. When it all comes down to it, he was paid to put points on the board. The funny part is that the team actually started playing better hockey after Recchi was traded.
As for leadership. We have John LeClair. Solid veteran who puts himself in front of the net and scores goals. I'm not exactly sure how many veterans this team (or any team) really needs. Part of our problem last season was that we stacked this team with too many veterans and not enough guys around the ages of 26 or 27. We were either really young or really old.
Last edited by 83-Steelers-43; 07-07-2006 at 03:40 PM.