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01-04-2012, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Duc620 View Post
Buddy... wasn't pointing at you (or anyone else) in particular. Just the tone. Your takes are usually pretty cool and reasoned.

I don't agree with the idea that Sutter isn't the guy or needs to be replaced, at this point especially. He'll get a complete season at least as long as DL is still here. That's guaranteed. And I, for one, do not want Lombardi fired - even if they miss the playoffs.

This is the toughest part of a rebuild. Its the transfer of expectations from "we can do this" to "we do this" and to a team that wins or dominates most of the time and is very very difficult to defeat.

These guys can do it. But it ain't Sutter or Kompon or Stevens on the ice. And it ain't the system design. These guys have to skate it. The great thing about Sutter is that he can show them the smarter way to that kind of smart, tough, 5 man unit, hockey that we all want. He can make the New Years Eve game against the Canucks our baseline of play.

Just a matter of time (and a 25 goal winger! HA!).


Great post duc.

Precisely correct.

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