The Real Reason to Fire Darryl Sutter
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12-14-2010, 03:39 PM
Join Date: Aug 2006
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The thing is, in case you haven't noticed, there isn't alot of people supporting D. Sutter around here these days. He is an idiot. My point is to your original comparasion that we have more tradeable assets than TO has and Sutter will not likely be around if there is a rebuild in Calgary.
I'd say its arguable, but any advantage that Calgary has over Toronto is shades of grey. Both franchises lack depth, have gaping holes in core positions (like centre) and lack team speed. Both teams have traded away draft picks (without getting value in return) and both teams have made bad trades and even worse signings recently.
Calgary has a few more tradeable assets; I suppose Jokinen and/or Tanguay could be deadline rentals but Iginla has 2 more years at $7M per and Kipper has 3 years at an average of $5.8M which will cool the market a bit. To his credit, Sutter did move Phaneuf, but got very little value in return - if what you need are picks and prospects, why trade a key asset to a team who has neither?
However, in Toronto's favour, they are younger and Burke has already made most of the big roster dumps; Finger waived, Tucker bought out, Kaberle is UFA end of season, and if Kaberle waives his NTC he has some value at the deadline.
Burke also has time on his side. He is not likely to be fired in the next couple of years and the mess he inherited is not his own. The same (hopefully for Calgary's sake) can't be said of Sutter.
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