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Nicholls Takes the Reigns

Bernie Nicholls instructs as Jamie Kompon looks on

I found it fascinating and somewhat uncomfortable watching Bernie Nicholls take such an active roll in practice today at the exclusion of Jamie Kompon’s input much of the time. Regardless of what the understanding is professionally, I would think it is only natural for Kompon to feel a bit threatened by Nicholls presence. Here are a few videos. Judge for yourself.  *Read video descriptions on youtube by clicking the youtube icon on each video.

9 comments to Nicholls Takes the Reigns

  • LomitaKingsFan


    Any idea if Bernie will be at Sundays practice? Hopining to get out and see if that scene is as awkward to watch in person as on YouTube.

  • I think if I’m Jamie Kompon, I’m just happy to have a job. He’s an assistant coach who’s primary role is to coach the PP, which is 30th in the league right now and was not too good last year either.

    Now that I’ve stated the obvious, I’m sure it’s uncomfortable. Heck, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Dean has planned it that way. Pressure is not only good for the players. ;-)

    Kompon still being here is just more proof that I would absolutely want to work for Dean Lombardi. The man gives his people every opportunity to succeed first.

  • +++ Off-Topic Alert +++

    I couldn’t help myself…
    Apologies to Elton John…

    /Pancake Man

    She broke my fast daylight pre-skate
    Zero hour nine a.m.
    And I’m gonna be stuffed as a tic by then
    I miss L.A. so much I miss my wife
    It’s lonely out on ice
    On such an aimless skate

    And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
    Till game time brings me round again to find
    I’m not the man they think I am at home
    Oh no no no I’m a pancake man
    Pancake man throwing out his back out here alone

    Rink ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids
    In fact it’s cold as hell
    And there’s no one there to raise them if you did
    And all this science I don’t understand
    It’s just my job five days a week
    A pancake man, a pancake man

    And I think it’s gonna be a long long time…

  • Dominick

    You guys going to the Hammond suite next Saturday?