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The Tiger is still wearing the same stripes

Chris McSorley, you have compared the Playoff duel between Geneva and Bern once with the fight of David against Goliath. Has David found the slingshot?
We have found the slingshot. But this Goliath you will not put a single stone to be the case – for that you need a huge load full of stones. On Tuesday we will see the Best of Bern. In the first Match, the luck was on our side.

you drive.
luck played a role. I don't reckon that in Bern, now a panic. This Team runs like a large locomotive by the League. But I am sure that we will have on Tuesday, the full attention of the Bernese. You will make adjustments. Our goal will be to anticipate this and to remain one step in front of the SCB.

Bern began the series with three hard Checks in the first 30 seconds. Your Team gave less. Why?
In the Playoff, it's about intensity. And intensity does not necessarily mean to play physically. It comes to intensity on the Puck, in the defensive work, in front of the net. With physique alone, we will be able to Bern harm them.

The sounds Servette-atypical.
We need to reinvent ourselves. We wanted to practice a different style. But with Vukovic, Wick, Almond, Douay, and Bouma player, which should characterize this style would be missing. We channel our energy on the intensity.

How to prepares actually a Team in a Playoff series against an opponent that you could defeat in six attempts, never?
Sometimes it is an advantage to be a poor student of History. I didn't like history in High School, I like history. You can Past do not affect – in contrast to the future.

With a victory on Tuesday in Geneva has a Chance to put the SCB under considerable pressure.
I wish I could see in my crystal ball a bit. What I do know is: The SCB will not beat itself with mistakes. We need to defeat him. Bern is a great organization. I respect you, but I don't adore you. In Bern, you pull on each Morning, a piece of clothing after the other.

you still of the opinion that the SCB will be assigned before the arbitrators.
I will give you the best comment. Are you ready?

of Course.
No comment. Ask Chris McSorley officially and he responds officially: no comment.

And unofficially?
The remains off the record.

Recently they were certainly amazingly quiet. It was not always so. In memory of the action is, than you are abused in Bern, the Bandentür...
... it was broken and needed to neat Oil.

Such an outburst there is of them hardly more to see.
today, There are better referee. There is a "Player Safety Officer", there are more Videos, more sanctions. As a result, the Trainer will need to take less of an impact on the referee. The players are now better protected.

of course, you have always acted objectively and only for the benefit of all players.
I'll always try a few extra percent out of each of my players to tease out. And I'll always come through for my team.

So, you're not mild in old Age?
The Tiger is still wearing the same strip.

But, they have studied the literature on the millennial Generation and dealing with the players adapted.
There is still much of the old Chris. But today, the young players want to have an answer for everything. Earlier I said: "Shut up and do it." Now I poltere less. However, I call for unchanged much. The young need to know: Are you for Geneva, whether in Training, in the game, or for any other appointment, then you need to give 100 percent. Always.

We live in the age of self-realization and self-presentation of the players in social media. How does that affect this development in your daily work?
A little digression. As a Coach you have to be from the first day aware that A third of your team is not going to like you. A third will like you. A third will be undecided. The secret of coaching is: Keep those who do not like you, from those who are on the fence. To your question: No player robs me of my sleep; even if he is unhappy or only to his advantage thinks. In the Playoff, it's about the Team, not to the sensitivities of the Individual. We have a good group to guide players. It governs the politics in the dressing room.

Are you active on Social Media?
My daughter taught me a few years ago an Account on Twitter. I wrote: "This is the one and only official Twitter Account of Chris McSorley. It is my first, and immediately my last entry." (laughs)

you should increasingly be on these channels.
Why?

"This is Goliath, you can't get with a stone. You need a huge charge."Chris McSorley, head coach of HC Genève-Servette

Because you are the born salesman. You are, after 18 years in Geneva, do not get tired of it, to represent Servette?
I love the Club, the people, the Fans. They are part of the factory of my life. As long as my key into the lock of this door (pointing to the door of the coach office – ed.) fits, so long as I know It will be a good day.

Last year, the key didn't fit. They were demoted from the leadership by Hugh Quennec, and Mike Gillis, the head of sports, without skills.
Who is the owner of a organization that has to have every day the right to make personnel decisions.

you were offended.
I was disappointed. I am proud of the work I've done over all the years in Geneva.

referred to themselves as the "most expensive Secretary of the Switzerland".
we Say: I am very glad of it, may I take this season to return to the role as a coach and as General Manager.

Of restraint in the city you certainly. From a local newspaper, you will be celebrated as "Jesus Chris". There are minor footsteps.
these are actually great sandals (smiles). You know: It is all about, this Club has a good future. Now he is part of Geneva's Fondation 1890. I am convinced that Servette will return this guide to where it was a few years ago, to the extended tip of the Swiss ice hockey.

you always had a good nose for North Americans with Swiss ancestors, and Swiss license. Last changed players such as Tyler Moy but to the competition, because they earn more money. Hurts this reality?
no. We had the last two years of a Management, which influenced the way of Servette is crucial. Now, we return to our identity. It was incredibly important to reach the Playoff. As a role model in terms of continuity Geneva. I am since the age of 18 years at the Club, 16 times we have reached the Playoff. The player can see: In Geneva there is a competitive Team, a competitive environment, a competitive Club. Servette is a good address.

Before the season you said: "I Want to lead this Team into the Playoff, I have to do the best Job of my career." Have you done this?
It was our Mission. We had made prior to the season, no big Transfers, then many of the injured came. Yes, my Staff and I, we have done an excellent job. There are several statistics that illustrate this: Powerplay, Boxplay, bully game, and ultimately we got a ranking of eight, even though we had due to the failures for a long time, the lowest production of the foreigner. I'm still a good Coach. You will not older and dumber. You're getting older and smarter.

Who emphasized the quality of his work, the fears for his Job. President Laurent Strawson said: missed the playoffs, would have to be drawn.
We have reached the Playoff. We look at how the club leadership will decide. The coach McSorley has recycled his Staff players like Fritsche, Bozon, Berthon and Völlmin. And the head of sports, McSorley has brought excellent foreigners like Tömmernes and Wingels and Winnik.

Geneva could not afford a separation of them. Your agreement runs until 2024.
No comment.

Last year, they were the most expensive Secretary of the Switzerland. Now you are again the most expensive coach.
am I certainly not. People like to forget that I was during years of the lowest-paid Coach in the League; made the time when I was the owner of the club, and Servette is still no Profit. My current contract is not good – but the best-endowed in the League. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 11.03.2019, 22:44 PM

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