Murray Edwards tells Feaster he expects playoffs next season
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04-04-2013, 09:31 AM
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Edwards is right to expect success. Im sure Edwards is a reasonable man and watches the odd hockey game and TSN analysis or article about the Flames. Edwards didn't get where he's at because he's dumb. Feadter needs to actively try to build a better club. So unlike the Oilers the Flames should have not depend on poor records as a handicap to gaining quality assets.
And as we saw last night we all know how badly the Oilers turned out.
Edwards has a right to expect success but there is such a thing as having reasonable expectations of people who work for you. Illitch wanted his team to make the playoffs and was angry and frustrated when they didn't go as far as he wanted in those early years but he still supported his people and what they were doing. He still went out and tried to help them (He's the one who pushed his GM to sign something like five or six NCAA free agents one offseason) with their jobs.
Edwards would be wise to push his people but he would also be wise to be more realistic when it comes to things like time lines and letting people do their jobs. I have questions about Feaster's ability to do his job but he hardly strikes me as the type to slack off and let the team to hit cruise control as it goes forward.
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