Huge Rumor: Joe Thornton DEMANDS trade!
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07-05-2004, 01:44 PM
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I've always said that Keenan was a great coach but an assinine (sp?) GM...just look what he did to the St. Louis franchise back when he was in St. Louis...so I wouldn't be at all surprised if he makes this kind of boneheaded trade just to prove who's the man in the Florida organization...but Stephen Weiss getting the boot in FLA does seem to make sense given his history with Keenan.
Keenan may have his issues but he does know hockey and can assess talent. For example, he did a fair job in Vancouver where the team was essentially a disaster when he arrived. Sure, a lot of credit goes to Burke, and rightly so, but Keenan got things started.
When he was in Saint-Louis, it was a win now at all costs mentality as in New York. I don't think he'll be doing that in Florida. If a talent like Weiss is traded, you can be sure it won't be for Stephane Matteau. Consider what he got for Trevor Linden when in Vancouver, Shane Corson in Saint-Louis, Denis Savard in Chicago and so on...
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