Found September 14, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
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When talking about hockey coaches and the impact they have on their respective clubs to be better, one name that should come to mind is legendary Hockey Hall of Famer Herb Brooks. Brooks was behind the bench when Team USA won Olympic Gold in 1980 and finished with the Silver Medal in 2002. "Herbie" was also behind the bench for the New York Rangers in the early 1980's (1981-85), who could have gone on to do great things had it not been for the terrific New York Islanders' dynasty. Brooks was a head coach that always seemed to get the most of out of his players, even to a point where they played above themselves. This is exactly one of the reasons why Team USA won gold in 1980. They played their absolute best hockey and the absolute best kind of hockey in the world to beat top powerhouses. This is one of Brooks's sayings that fits exactly what he tried to do with his hockey clubs: "I dare you to be better than you are. I dare you to be a thorou...
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