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04-23-2009, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
Lang was far from a flop. Gainey couldn't have predicted all our key players were going to be injured this year and the rest be on a cold streak. That's why we flopped, not because of poor GM decisions.
In 3years with the same core of players, Carbo wasn't able to establish a well structured system. The only identity he gave us, was a PP Specialist one and to me, that's not a structure.

The Mistake Gainey did, was not bring in a veteran goalie this year. I don't think trading Huet was really a mistake, I think it wouldn't have changed anything.
As I mentioned before, I didn't think that the Huet trade was a bad one originally, but I do now - and it's not because of hindsight, it's because Gainey made our team weaker going into the playoffs in order to strengthen our team in the off-season. One way or another, this season was a flop. He threw last year out the window.

Trading Huet made us weaker last year, I don't see how anybody can argue that.

And you make a great point about Carbo not having a system - Gainey hired him.

I'm a Gainey supporter - might be hard to believe, but I'm thinking objectively. The Huet deal made us weaker last year, and our coaching from top to bottom stinks.

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