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01-18-2012, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by stan the caddy View Post
Well, he didn't. And since all that matters is winning- that must have been the right move. We're great right now.

Post lockout Sather has performed up to expectations.
Agreed. But does that excuse his performance prior to the lockout? The fact is that he came here in 2000. It's now 2012, he's had over a decade, and we're only recently appearing to be serious contenders. In less than 10 years Pittsburgh drafted, developed, and won a Cup. We had a bunch of losing seasons, a firesale, and several seasons of mediocrity and early playoff exits. So we're in first place now, for half a season, after going out with a whimper last season. This is the best thing he has on his record thus far, and it's half a season.

Again, without Jagr or Lundqvist, who I guess you could argue were deliberate moves by Sather, we would still be a perennial bottom feeder. It's undeniable that our drafting has gotten better, but Sather has also gotten lucky. We win a Cup, and all is forgiven. But for now, I'll wait until he has more successes here than he has failures.

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