As he watched the Toronto Maple Leafs collapse in the latter part of the 2013-14 season, York University psychology Professor Gordon Flett couldn’t help but wonder if Randy Carlyle and his coaching staff were simply being too hard on their players, reported the Toronto Star July 7. . . . Elite athletes, Flett says, are perfectionists by nature, which means they are hard enough on themselves. Their fans expect perfection. The media is always in their face. So assistant coaches don’t need to be. Read full story.