The Mike Yeo Firing Thread/Squad
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02-08-2013, 02:07 AM
Join Date: Aug 2004
This is my issue with the whole fire Yeo bandwagon;
When Chuck Fletcher was hired on, he had a lot of rebuilding to do. He kind of messed up and he admitted to it but he hired Todd Richards as his first coach. He swapped out Pouliot for Latendresse to try and fix a problem. Lats worked but then started getting injured. He brought in Havlat and Brodziak. He also brought in Barker and Kobasew (and Kobasew to shake up the team). He also tried Sykora for a while.
In 2010-2011, he brought in Cullen, Madden and Nystrom. He traded for Staubitz as the team needed more size. He brought in Patrick O'Sullivan (AGAIN!) and Theodore.
Next year, he traded Burns for more shooters (Coyle, Setoguchi and Phillips), Havlat was traded for Heatley, and Sheppard was traded for a used ATV. Richards was fired. And Yeo hired on.
None of that worked.
So he brought in Parise and Suter.
The thing is; we've tried the coaching change. We've tried swapping out a dozen or so players. We've tried pretty much everything. When it comes down to it, it's starting to look like the players and not the coach.
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