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My favorite part of yesterday's Les Ailes-Ducks tilt that didn't cause infinite sadness to creep into that vast pit of emptiness that masquerades for a soul in most Les Ailes fans...

Between the 2nd and 3rd period on NBC Darren Pang and Mike Milbury had a "You be the coach" segment where each role-played the coach of one of the teams, and talked about what they would tell their teams between intermission. Darren Pang went first as Mike Babcock...

All paraphrased

Pang: The Red Wings aren't generating enough offense against the Ducks. I think they may have spread their offense too thin, so I think putting Zetterberg and Datsyuk on the same line, Maybe with Thomas Holmstrom, would allow the Wings to generate the offense they need.


So Darren Pang was able to identify a problem and come up with a tangible adjustment that could lead to solving the problem. See this is why I like Darren Pang as an announcer, he actually has some smart opinions and analysis.

Milbury: Listen Ducks, You're playing hard, but you just gotta play harder. You need to win those battles along the boards, and win those loose pucks. You're doing a good job, but you need to dig deep and play harder.

Play Harder... Ladies and Gentlemen, Muike Milbury's coaching adjustment for "his" team essentially boiled down to "Drink a Red Bull".

I can't imagine why the guy was considered the worst hockey GM since... well... ever.