Pittsburgh, which one irritates you more...?
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01-25-2013, 10:34 PM
Join Date: Sep 2012
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Perhaps it's time to meddle, like 2008 (the Hossa trade) and 2009 (the Therrien firing).
Go read Andrew Conte's book. There's a part in there about how Pens ownership and brass had a meeting in early January 2009 about what had been a month long full-fledged tail spin.
Burkle asked Shero point blank what his plan was to right the ship: Trades, coaching change, etc? Shero had no plans in place. He was, as always, looking for a trade, and he didn't have any preliminary plans with respect to a prospective coaching change.
I think good owners pick the right times to get involved. Like Mario and Ron with the Hossa deal and Therrien firing, or Dan Rooney telling Colbert and Cowher to draft Roethlisberger. On the other hand, you have guys like Jerry Jones that want to be in control of literally everything, and even Art II wants to dictate how the Steelers offense should function. Dan Rooney never told Whisenhunt or Cowher how to run the offense. Mario and Ron aren't going to tell Bylsma how to coach.
However, if Mario and Ron find themselves having to give Shero orders to make deals or orders regarding other aspects of hockey operations, then they need to consider parting ways with him and finding another GM not named Brian Burke.
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