Any Doubt That John Hynes Is The Right Coach For The Devils After Watching Him Neg The Team In Practice?
I'm not in the locker room. I can't take the pulse of the team. I don't know what makes them tick. What I do know is that if there is a group that needed to be negged it's the one that being touted as younger, faster, and vastly improved without having the track record to back it up.
After a promising offseason, the New Jersey Devils are basically the girl at the bar that's coming off a brand new boob job. Yeah, she's looking a lot better, but she needs to be taken down a peg simply so that her other character traits don't falter. Keep praising her chest and there's a good chance that she too will start giving her belly less attention. Keep staring at her tits and there's less incentive for her to continue working on her personality. After all, complacency is the primary rival of success. That's why the Devils need to be told that their outfit makes them look skinny and that they are only gorgeous after they put makeup on. They need the acknowledgement of their achievements to be so subtle and fleeting that they begin to think that their head coach is coaching another team behind their back. They need the compliments directed at them to be so backhanded that Cory Schneider would have trouble judging them. I appreciate the fact that John Hynes' main motivational tool is a double-edged sword and he's using it trim the fat off this roster, because that's the type of encouragement that keeps people on their toes.
I hope this New Jersey Devils team scores a Stanley Cup winning overtime goal and then - and only then - are they told that it's okay to start feeling themselves. There's just no way this team performs to the best of their abilities if they truly believe they are more talented than they are. That's why I love John Hynes message which is really nothing more than "occasionally you're pretty, but you're not naturally beautiful". That's how you inspire improvement. If you don't believe me then do a Facebook search of the hottest girls from your high school, because chances are they aren't lifting any trophies over their head anytime soon.