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05-09-2011, 01:07 AM
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So, Sather the last 3 years has had a sense of direction makes up for his LACK OF ANY RATIONAL THOUGHT SINCE HIS HIRING, WHAT 10-11 YEARS AGO?!
What he did or didn't do a decade ago doesn't affect the state of the organization today. I'm a firm believer of that old saying
If it aint broken don't fix it
. He's managed to rebuild this team while staying slightly competitive. Team is in a great position to contend with 2-3 changes.
Gomez was flipped for McDonagh, which made the signing a blessing in disguise.
Kotalik was flipped for Prust. See above.
Redden has actually been a solid addition to Hartford, according to guys like McDonagh.
Brashear had a guaranteed contract(35+) and was moved. (Sather kind of ****ed up that move by keeping worthless White on the roster too long).
What's left? Drury.
It costs peanuts to buy out serviceable players like Wolski(who was swapped for another somewhat overpriced veteran, Rozsival, who has another year left on his contract) and maybe Avery. Same Avery that Sather didn't overpay for. We got him for 1/2 price for practically his entire contract.
Again, I don't like Sather one bit and have been one of many calling for his termination (which will never happen). But I'm mature enough to overlook the mental-farts he's blessed us with in the past. He has a great opportunity to redeem himself if he can find the right pieces to the puzzle he's almosted completed.
There are gears in motion that shouldn't be misdirected. A new GM and his style could very well revamp this entire organization -- and not for the better. Let's be a tad more patient (lord knows we've been just that with him at the helm) before we tar&feather him. I want to see his plan come to fruition. The team will naturally improve year after year if they remain together, considering most players are nowhere near their prime.
With Richards+PMD/1LW, I think we make it to the Semi's. Year after, we'll be a legit contenders for quite some time.
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