Hammer placed on waivers, claimed by NYR
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03-05-2013, 04:06 PM
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Didn't they get destroyed 7-0 by the Rangers the previous year to lose 5 in a row? He didn't lose the team then it seemed.
They could have easily turned it around under him. They really didn't play all the much better overall under Hunter and haven't had results under Oates.
Seems like a personnel issue more than coaching IMO
They were still playing his system the year before. They may have sucked massive dick, but they were still doing what they were told to do (or at least somewhat trying to). And that 5-1 loss to the Amerks was worse than the 7-0 loss to the Rangers. Plus the Rangers beat the Caps 6-3 the night before and Toronto smacked the Caps 7-1 a week before. This was while Boudreau was playing the trap, and they were still giving up bunches and bunches of goals. They held an opponent under 3 goals only thrice the entire month of November, and one of those was Dale's first game. They were averaging almost 5 goals/again in the five games leading up to Bruce's dismissal.
It was dismal.
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