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slaps wrote:What the hell does it take to get Curt Fraser fired?
On Curt Fraser, he’s still in the conversation to be an assistant coach.
I don’t know if that’s the smartest decision and I know Fraser receives ample vitriol from fans. But for argument’s sake, I’m going to make the case for Fraser.
(Please note this isn’t my opinion. I’m simply playing devil’s advocate.)
Fraser is a good offensive coach. He’s one of the forefathers of the power play drop pass entry and it’s become an effective tool for several NHL teams. The biggest issues isn’t the drop pass, it’s the overuse of the drop pass. Opponents started adjusting to the drop pass and Dallas didn’t make any adjustments.
With adjustments it could become an effective weapon again. If other teams have another entry to defend, the drop pass becomes much more effective. And maybe, while working with a head coach that believes in in-game adjustments, Fraser’s system would work well for the Stars next season.
The Stars are looking at individuals with past ties to Hitchcock. I know one of Hitchcock’s former players has been approached about coaching in Dallas, but he has opted to stay in his current position.
Since Fraser was added to the coaching staff the Stars forwards have the second best offense in the NHL at even strength.
If Fraser's going to be kept for the forwards, then Wilson for D. Hopefully they hire another coach for the PP and PK.