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06-15-2012, 12:00 PM
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Uhhhh Kelly was lifting the Mem Cup after his hard work as GM who built this team through strong drafting and solid trades.
We are not going to go back to this how St.John build their team. My point is that Gallant lifted the same cup that Kelly did. And to a certain point, getting those players was crucial, making them live up to the expectations was also important. My point is that you can't praise Kelly for St.John lifting the Cup and then blame Gallant for not winning it the year after. It is a team sport. And in Juniors, it's the players who hold their destiny in their hands. They feel like doing it, they'll do it. They don't have the same sense of urgency, because they won it before, they just don't. Besides, can't we agree that St.John missed a key component this year.....a great goalie. Something Kelly didn't address after DeSerres' departure and GREAT move by the organization for sure.
Anyway, not saying he sucks and all, Kelly is clearly a competent man. But I don't think you can dissociate both guys that easily and I'm NOT that big of a Gallant fan...
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