AV doesn't talk to his players. He's proud of that. They're all professionals that do what they're supposed to without direction or guidance (i.e coaching).. Hell...he didn't even have the balls or decency to tell Cory he wasn't starting against the Avs or Chicago. Cory had to find out from the goalie coach.
He may beat Chicago because of teh talent on this team but he will never out-coach Quenneville or Bylsma or Babcock..all coaches who talk to, coach and motivate their players, .
I'm sure all the guys in the dressing room will really dig deep when it counts for AV.
Hopefully the boys can pull off a victory in spite of their coach.
Kinda what I was getting at, just in a more sarcastic / roundabout way. It frustrates me (you too, obviously) to have a silent coach who doesn't match his lines and just expects his guys to figure it out.
I used to support AV because of his record in Van. But ever since his whole "that Bieksa imitation was sooo funny" routine I've lost all respect. So you can laugh your ass off at some chirpy BS (which was actually pretty funny) but when the chips are down, no emotion, no interaction with your own players, no yelling at refs and "I'm so freakin' cool" press conferences.
He reminds me of the arrogant all-star kid in high school who just stops playing his ass off because he already got the scholarship and the hot girlfriend.