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12-02-2011, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by CBJCougar View Post
We have come from a place where talent was graded more on potential that performance. Brass always benefited from his position of power, even though it wasn't earned. We've always played "favorites", still do. The rules do not apply to all.
Coug, I think this is a great point. We expect these guys to produce because of the potential and the high pick that had been spent on them, and MOST do not get the level of development that Brass did (Another year of junior after their draft and an AHL season)

This organization is all too quick to "hand" things to players that just haven't proven they want it or even deserve it.

I'm not going to throw Arniel under the bus totally on these decisions, CBJgirl made a nice point about the coach, he does have almost two decades experience as a player at the professional level... Brass is about 75 percent of the reason this is where it is right now, Howson and the front office have blame, they have clung to Brass, continually giving him the chances to earn something after it had already been handed to him earlier in his career and despite shipping out Brule, Voracek, Zherdev and Filatov for less "on ice issues" Arniel maybe handled the situation a bit more rough than Brass expected, but Arniel is VERY low on the blame list here.... This is a systemic problem in this organization. It lacks the proper "infastructure" to get the most out of players night in and night out.

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