The Real Reason to Fire Darryl Sutter
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12-08-2010, 12:55 PM
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I'm not sure if anyone on any of these threads has mentioned the trade in 2007 when we were one of the top teams. Traded Andrew Ferrance and Chuck Kobsew for Wayne Primeau and Brad Stuart. This trade demoralized the team and the went into a complete spiral barely making the playoffs if I recall.
You're right. Except about the part of being one of the best teams (they weren't) and spiraling downward to barely make the playoffs (they were already down there). In fact, acquiring Stuart & Primeau probably helped the team make the playoffs, instead of the other way around.
That said, it was no secret that Ference was a popular guy in the room and is still very good friends with many of the guys he played with. While the trade may not have directly hurt the team on the ice, it might have hurt them off it.
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