A couple people have said Adams is good. Any reasons why? Decent local kid with a decent NHL career, Cup included.
I agree about Teppo. I'm sure he sees the game really well, undoubetedly a product of his long defensive playing career, which is why he was up in the box for games on the headset. Don't know what his other strong points are.
Not sure what Patricks strong points are beyond his long career. I get the impression he's a clear communicator and a student of defensive tactics (but maybe not systems).
I've never read a bad word about Jim Corsi, I've even read some of his work. I know that goalie coaching is more of a psychologist position than others on the coaching staff. I don't know if you change goalie coaches if you want to maintain a good relationship with your goalies.
Corsi has had a good and long reputation having the ability to correct headcases and goaltender bad habits, otherwise why would Miller still be playing.
Adams seems to have some fire in his coaching still without being rude. My problem with Patrick is he seems like he is company many trying to communicate what the coach wants without really having an opinion of his own and giving feedback to what is actually happening on the ice. More of a formula guy.
As an anology, my special needs child once had an accessor telling us all the statistics of where my child was at on some scale of development. When asked practically what that meant, how does that express itself and what does that mean as far as strategy to stimulating his development, she could not tell me... literally was clueless unless it was written on her sheet. Obviously, she had some kind of learning disabiity and to an extent, I think Patrick has a similar problem.
He is kind of like rainman, he can spit out statistics, what the coach wants as a formula, but he cannot analyze and give advise to adjust that formula to effectively put it in practice with what his happening on the ice. Just what I have seen of how the Sabres have performed especially on zone break outs. I do think since Adams has gotten there, they made some on the fly adjustments and started getting more flexible.
I don't think the D is the problem from a talent standpoint and once Sulzer gets back, I really like the depth with how Psyk showed up and Ruwedele is developing and having McNabb still in the wings. The problem in my mind is how the forwards especially the lack of talent at center play in their own end. You either need a winger to take over the defensive zone role or get a number 1 and 2 center. The Sabres in my mind are not that far off except for the fact that it is really hard to find high level talented centers that can play both ends of the ice. But that as we all know is beating a dead horse and lays at the feet of the GM or lack there of in the Sabres case.