way too much talent on this team for it to suck this badly - that's coaching, and leadership, that needs to be changed. What I seriously don't get though is that Lou is basically biting off his nose to spite his face. Ownership forced him to bring in Kovy, regardless of contract/fit with team/etc. etc. because they need a star in order to sell luxury boxes and club seats. So what, now he sits there and says, "look, i told you so, stay out of MY hockey operations" and lets this team quickly slide out of a playoff spot? Just fire mclean already and put everyone out of their misery.
It would be one thing if this was a rebuilding year, and we were losing with a bunch of young talent that is learning to play the NHL level - but we're not, we're losing with very talented, but aged, veterans. And unless some of them start showing some ability again (rolston, langs, zubi, broduer, etc.) then the only real trade bait we have to dangle at other teams are Elias, Zajac, Arnott and Parise when he gets back - guys like zajac and parise are what you need to build around, not trade, but they are the only players of any value on this team right now.
I could deal with a rebuilding suck it up kind of year or two if that's what he was doing, but it's not. Lou is just holding on too long to a coach that can't handle the team he was given - cut bait and go fish elsewhere, you're having no luck here - sorry johnny mac, but loyalty can only go so far, and he knows that as good as anyone else (mr. ranger bleu)
rbdfMember Since 12 Sep 2002
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