Thread: News Article: Jack Todd Defends Carbo
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03-16-2009, 12:23 PM
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Regarding the previous post - Good points, I agree with most of them. Overall I think Gainey has done a decent job. However, Gainey didn't add a rental last season (even if he was looking to), if anything he subtracted Huet. That is a major error in my books. When the team loses UFAs then the question should be about who Gainey acquires with the cap space. In the case of Streit there clearly an error made, which was addressed only near the end of the year in getting Schneider.

I'd say Carbonneau's firing was warranted given that Gainey was in the situtation where something had to be done to try and turn this season around. I don't think he is the primary problem with the team, but he wasn't part of the solution either. I'd say he definitely did lose the respect of his players, witness Koivu's comments. Further it was surprising to see "character" guys like Begin and Dandenault requesting trades - you'd think these kinds of players would thrive under Carbonneau.

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