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02-24-2013, 03:07 PM
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He's blaming Sherman for Sacco's failures. It's actually not entirely off-base. But IMO they both need to go.
It's pretty off base IMO. I don't see what the big deal is, people just change their opinion every other month on the EJ trade, depending on how hot or cold Stewart is. I'll still take EJ over Shattenkirk as a top pairing D, so even if Stewart finds some consistency over an entire season, it's not really worth crying over IMO.
Other than that, what has he done that's so bad? Varly turned out to be a great deal. Flash was a good pickup before his illness. Mueller was a good pickup before Blake ran him through the glass. O'Byrne was a solid pickup up until this season. Hejda has played pretty well for the most part.
He didn't have a whole lot of options for D last summer, and I don't blame him for not wanting to match Suter and Carle's demands. Garrison clearly wanted to go to Vancouver.
Meanwhile Sacco hasn't found any sort of consistent success for the last three years. The team hasn't had any kind of real identity since his first season, and one of his best players in Stastny has gotten worse and worse under his watch. he can't get his best players to play at or near their best, the special teams are awful, division teams know how to pick him apart, and there's no semblance of a system, or real team game.
Meanwhille the Sens have had just as many injuries as us, but Maclean finds a way to get them to win games. If we had a real coach, Sherman would be looking like an absolute genius right now in all facets.
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