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I wonder if our coaching staff drinks tea? a funny interaction between Fred Sheero and Terry Crisp
"I said: 'Freddie, now that I'm officially an assistant coach in the league, I want the book.' 'What book?' asks Freddie. I say: 'The book – the book of quotes. I now am entitled to them because I'm an assistant coach.' He says: 'There's no book.' I say: 'What do you mean there's no book? There has to be a book.'
"He looks at me and says, 'Crispy, do you drink tea?' 'Tea? Sure, sometimes I drink tea.' He says: 'What kind? Red Rose tea?' He says: 'If you drink Red Rose tea, you'll know there's a little string attached to the tea bag, and at the end of the string there's a little piece of cardboard with a saying, like a fortune cookie.'
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i met freddie one summer when the warson brothers brought him to smithers. he held a coaches clinic and afterwards we all went out for a beer. he said he takes ideas about coacing from any body, even minor coaches if he can improve how he coaches. he learned a lot from how the russian system works. he told us about the system he used coaching the flyers. freddie's system was that every player had an opposing player to check tightly. they kept the opposition in their own zone much of their games. fred said if even one players does take his own man, his system fails. nice fellow who liked his drink.