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10-31-2003, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by avfan#21
Which sorta leads me to my amazement here, as many have pointed out numerous times, guys in Tony's doghouse don't last long. Not saying Sauve is there yet. But you can't help but wonder, after Tony saying this twice in the press on successive back to back games, if his confidence in Sauve is waning. I'm trying not to read too much into it, but you have to admit, it is odd for a coach to say such a thing.
Agreed. There hasn't been a player yet that I can think of that made it out of Tony's doghouse alive - but I think Sauve's different. He's a rookie, but more importantly he's PL's rookie (via relationship with Bob Sauve, etc.) so may get more rope before he's completely hung out to dry.

His performances have been miserable and ok (in that order) so maybe he's due to move up the scale to good?

I think the Avs will wait until 35+ games into the season to see what they have with Sauve, then make a trade based on what he's done.

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