Quote from: Joe on February 13, 2024, 02:33:52 PMShouldn't that be the job of the development layers of the organization and not the major league? It always confused me why, for example, a goalie who has made it all the way to the nhl now all of a sudden needs a goalie coach and to be 'developed'. You've gone through coaches and development your whole life to make it to this level, and now you need to learn a new way of being a goalie?
I get the concept of refinement, but development at the major league level seems a little odd to me.
I don't think it's a binary either/or kind of thing. A player in the NHL's skill development isn't going to be the responsibility of the NHL coaching staff but using him in the right situations to foster development, the mental/motivational aspect of coaching and addressing challenges that come up as players need to make adjustments are sort of in that realm.