Richards and Carter
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05-23-2011, 01:47 PM
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Because they are the core of the problem. Just because others will turn a blind eye these issues have been going on for a couple years now. Why did they remove pieces like Lupul and Upshall when all of the questions were brought up about those guys going out? It is one thing to question the reliability of an article or a claim, but how many times does it keep coming up that this team lacks a consistent performance on the ice and continuing off-ice questions? Every year. Coaches fired. Players get a pass. Questions about locker room issues, Pronger comes in, still the same questions. Just the tone of Timonen's response to getting ousted says a lot.
Yup, they're the problem. Doesn't matter that they played through pain in the playoffs. Doesn't matter that Richards was a huge part of Team Canada and Carter was the last cut, because guys like Babcock, Hitchcock, Yzerman, Lemaire, Ruff etc. are really dumb hockey guys and shouldn't have even had them on the radar.
Pronger has caused problems in the past and as Meltzer wrote on another site, is the most divisive guy in the dressing room. He doesn't get a lot of flack because the media is intimidated by him.
Jester and others corrected your ridiculous stance on the Upshall trade, which was all on Homer and his brutal cap management. Lupul had to be traded to make space for Pronger.
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