Duane Sutter leaves Panthers
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07-11-2008, 12:42 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
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Race against NINE
Greg Campbell? Kamil Kreps? Kristian Huselius? Niklas Hagman?
I think if you look over the Panthers' draft history since Sutter's been director of player development he's not had a lot to work with that isn't already in the NHL, and since the team's not had much of a development program, he had neither the raw material to work with nor the tools.
But, in defense of your position, Sutter wasn't a great coach for us, either.
While the second paragraph in your message has merit to it - it's still really hard to cry over loosing this guy. If your list is supposed to wake some "oh yeah, Sutter really developed those guys well" -feeling, it didn't do the trick for me.
Campbell? What is he now excactly that can be seen as developing better than expectations?
Kreps? Projected second line center on a team with no first line, or a respectable third line center to battle it out with. (McLean is supposed to play first line wing, if I gather correct from this board)
Huselius? He was great before he came to NHL in SEL. He was very good his first year in NHL and then it all went downhill, until he left. How does that look good in Suter's resume?
Hagman? His development stalled big-time until he was moved to Dallas.
Good riddance. For once I congratulate Martin for a good move.
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