** Official 2013 Fire Sacco Thread: Part 1 **
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03-26-2013, 11:21 AM
Join Date: Dec 2003
If the organization and whomever is calling the shots is intentionally not taking the correct decisions in order to stockpile talent ala the Quebec Nordiques before Lacroix took over, it would be some sweet irony if he was shown the door after years of intentional ineptitude and his successor rode the stockpile of talent to years of dominance, just like Lacroix did.
Lacroix deserves credit, no doubt, for some savvy moves that put the Avs over the top. But he's never built a team from scratch as he's trying to do here, so I see no reason to assume he's knows a formula he can ride to success a second time. Especially in a different era for which he has shown he's struggling with.
The organization simply put needs enough introspection to determine that if a certain way of doing things has not led to success, another philosophical approach is in order. All indications from Lacroix is he is not capable of such introspection. A good counter example is Pat Bowlen. There's a guy who will make some bold moves and if they don't fare well, he'll admit his mistakes and change his approach. There's none of that coming from the Avs organization, and it is a major cause for concern if you are an Avs fan.
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