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12-13-2010, 04:46 PM
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Canucks fan here, but don't shoot the messenger.

First the cheapshot - do you really need a scouting "staff" to make 1 pick?

No seriously, the real reason to fire Sutter now, rather than later is to prevent him from trying to "save" the season and/or his career. If the Flames are going to make a change at the GM position, they need to do it well before the trading deadline. They should NOT let a lame duck Sutter further handcuff the team in what is essentially a write off of a season.

The goal for whomever is running the show in February (Feaster is the obvious choice), should be to unload aging, over paid veterans and acquire draft picks. The organization should not allow a season as bad as this one looks, to go by without cashing in on the draft.

Unfortunately, the Leafs are in exactly the same position, so there are 2 Canadian teams with big ego GMs looking to wheel and deal to improve their draft position.

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