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03-14-2011, 06:50 PM
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Whenever Sather decides to part ways with the Rangers they should go after Jim Johannson from USA hockey.

And if Campbell really said that about Zubov, what a joke. He was good enough for Mike Keenan and Ken Hitchcock.

And StaalWars is 100% correct regarding Yzerman. Even an ambassador for the game such as Stevie Y, with all he learned in the Detroit front office, still wasn't handed a job there. And they trained him! It doesn't matter what name recognition you have--if there's a better option, either already with the organization or out there someplace else--then you haven't done enough to earn the position.

But no more 1980s Oilers cronies or former star players. I'm the biggest Messier fan around but I don't want him behind the bench or in the GM's seat until he's acquired years of coaching or managerial experience and a track record of success at some serious level. You have to pay your dues, even when you're a Hall of Famer. Not saying he can't do it (not going to tell that to the man who did what he did for this franchise), but this organization has got to realize that they need to stop giving people positions based on former glory and focus on hard work and results achieved recently and not 25 years ago. It has to be someone with a strong enough presence to say enough looking back at 1994 and living in the past and start moving forward. Handling the managerial complexities of a post-lockout, salary capped NHL is still something that this organization has yet to master.

That and drafting well in the first round.

And signing free agents.

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