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03-11-2013, 01:43 PM
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You guys are funny.

Whenever we make a 'good trade' [Downie, McGinn, Varly] Sherman should be praised.

Whenever something 'bad' happens [RoR offer sheet] Damn you Pierre Lacroix!!!!

The RoR contract situation PROVES that Lacroix is still handling the player decisions on this team since we are still operating the same way we were when he was GM. Sherman is the guy PL hired to deal with the media (since it was OBVIOUS he hated doing that tremendously) and to deal with the day-to-day stuff (player call-ups, etc.). The trades and player decisions are PL's to make and he's done a great job getting good value in trades and our scouting staff has assembled a great young team.

Did any of you watch that press conference? He was almost crying and his body language screamed of someone who had to take a bunch of heat for something that wasn't his decision.

If Sherman is let go, it won't be based on merit, it will be to save face, as I mentioned above.

With Sacco, it will be based on merit and regardless of everything else, it's just time to take it to the next level with a real coach.

In any case, don't feel bad for either of these guys, BOTH were put in positions by the Colorado Avalanche that they would have NEVER HAD with any other NHL team....EVER.

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