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01-26-2013, 09:56 AM
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I do think though that Shero is my number one culprit. Instead of keeping himself at arm's length from Bylsma, like a GM probably should, he seems to have totally tied his own fate to Bylsma, buying into his philosophy wholesale. He has repeatedly emphasized, including after last year's debacle vs. Philly, how much he believes in Bylsma and his system. Even his draft picks and player acquisitions have been conducted with an eye toward finding guys who fit into Bylsma's approach. IMO, at the great expense of the roster as he's made the team (and especially the defense) softer and easier to play against, and turned up his nose at free agents who could have helped the team.

So I really don't know what's going to happen here, because Shero and Bylsma have a close working relationship and seem to be both drinking the same kool-aid. I said it in the other thread, I think Mario will axe Shero before Shero will can Bylsma.

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