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10-20-2012, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Roadman View Post
Howson has made mistakes. I thought Arniel was a good choice, it was not. The Nash ordeal was not handled well. Certainly pluses and minuses, but overall the Jackets are and have been a better team than under Doug.
This is part of why I'm pretty forgiving of Howson despite no longer being in the "no, you just can't fire him" crowd. That and the fact that it would have taken a turnaround of Lou Lamoriello proportions to make something out of what MacLean left behind. He's had too many of his own self-driven screwups, though.

I still think he's capable of getting the job done. I no longer have faith that it's likely, though.

Originally Posted by Mayor Bee View Post
...and yet we have Nikita Nikitin, and they have Kris Russell.
You don't question the future HoF coach.
even if he's being crazy

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