Thread: Michael Russo: Zids Unhappy; Possible Waive No-Trade
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02-01-2012, 11:40 AM
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I don't think three games is rotting in the press box over an 82 game season.

There is a lot of incomplete information. We weren't in there watching practices, so we can't see how Zids was working to get back into the lineup. We don't know how Yeo was communicating to Zids throughout the year.

If I'm going to guess, perhaps Yeo wasn't clear and direct with Zidlicky. Being a younger coach, that wouldn't surprise me, that he might avoid that confrontation or not know how to handle veteran players with big paychecks and big egos. Perhaps he needed to have a sit down with Zids and go over his expectations very clearly. Maybe there's a language barrier issue. Maybe Yeo DID sit down with Zids but didn't tell him what he wanted to hear. I have no idea.

All I know is, Zids went public which is a big no-no. Clearly that caused an issue last year with Havlat resulting in a trade. I'm guessing Zids is doing the same thing because he wants out.

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