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JRR Episode 64: Custance on Coaching

Craig Custance stops by to discuss his new book and how coaching impacts the Capitals

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Craig Custance of The Athletic Detroit joined Adam Stringham to discuss his new book, Behind the Bench, and whether Barry Trotz is still the guy for the Capitals. Does Trotz’s lack of a contract extension impact the Capitals players? Craig and Adam also cover:

  • Whether coaching actually matters
  • The impact of luck on hockey and how it effects the legacies of both coaches and players
  • Why the Capitals nor their head coach are yet to make it over the second round hump
  • Whether coaches have shelf lives
  • What we should make of this year’s Capitals

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