Atlanta Thrasher Coach John Anderson Is Focused on Winning

November 24th, 2009 by Warren Shaw Leave a reply »

Coach John Anderson is proving himself to be a leader to be reckoned with in his short tenure as the Atlanta Thrasher bench boss.  

It’s not easy coaching a NHL team in any city, but it is especially difficult in Atlanta, Ga., where some fans are watching the game and learning it at the same time. 

Attendance is an indicator of success.  It also helps pay the bills and allows the team to negotiate lucrative compensation with star players to keep them in town. The more seats filled in the 18,545 seats Phillips Arena, the better.

The only way to make sure more fans attend the games and keep coming back is to win.  So, coaches can feel the heat if they cannot produce a winning product on the ice quickly.  

Anderson and the Thrashers management have been surprisingly adept at piecing together a competitive team utilizing a mixture of veterans, free ...

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