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12-25-2012, 11:05 PM
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Agnostic
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Originally Posted by OneSharpMarble View Post
Coaching is the only thing that was hurting this team last year, that was glaringly obvious. Gauthiers biggest mistake was not firing martin sooner and replacing him with Muller or someone competent. Bergevin will not have that same anchor on his neck.

Gauthier inherited a total **** sandwich and Bergevin gets the reward from Gauthiers tough choices. It was quite clever how they did this trade off, Gauthier leaves assuming almost total blame while Bergevin gets a fresh slate with an exceptionally talented team and almost no bad contracts (gomez).
I'd pick this apart claim by claim but just let me protest the fact that anyone would consider the disposal of several draft picks and serviceable prospects for absolulely nothing "quite clever" and well, if you think the current roster is "exceptionally talented" only in need of coaching well, your nickname is suitable.

If and when this thing gets turned around there won't be any credit available for one of the most damaging executives in the team's history. None.

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