Hammer placed on waivers, claimed by NYR
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03-05-2013, 02:45 PM
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Are people seriously already forgetting how bad this team looked right before Boudreau was fired? It was pathetic. They got smoked by a Buffalo team missing Miller, Myers, Ennis, Regehr, Boyes, McCormick, Kaleta, Weber, and Stafford. They gave up 3 or more goals in the eight games leading up to Bruce being fired. BB had definitely lost the room. The team wasn't playing hard, wasn't sticking to his system, and was getting destroyed night in and night out.
That's why a franchise-shaking trade was needed. Semin would have garnered a decent return at the time and it would have rocked the lockerroom.
Instead, we scapegoated a good coach (which happens too often in hockey). Glad he's moved on and successful elsewhere.
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