Homer's Odyssey - A True Greek Tragedy
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05-10-2011, 08:56 AM
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Uhm...haha...gave up too early on Pitkanen? Desjardins came out and said Pit was a totally nut job - "They tried to give him support, but the youngster can't accept criticism and is very hard-headed. Even his (Finnish) compatriot Sami Kapanen had trouble with him and asked me to deal with it because he just couldn't do it any more." "
Add that in with Pitkanen crying because the booing hurt his feelings (no joke), Todd Fedoruk punching Pitkanen in the face during practice, etc. etc. List goes on and on. The team did EVERY thing to make him succeed here and in the end....uh...what can ya do?
Everybody wanted Pitkanen to turn into our Pronger at this point and it became obvious that he would never live up to those expectations because he just could not handle the pressure.
It was the right decision to thrown him on the market at this time.
Same for Downie, young prospect with high potential but a complete headcase. You give him a second chance, maybe a third one the short leash but at some day you got to make a final decision.
Homer is not to blame on these two inho.
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