Time for Rutherford to step aside?
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04-07-2013, 08:36 AM
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Rutherford impatiently overpaid for Jordan Staal. Instead of waiting another year, he gave in, and paid dearly for a 3rd line center....giving away his #1 d-man prospect in the process. All for what? 42 games of mediocre play out of a guy who will be making $6m per season over the next 10 seasons? Some people are still patting Jimmy on the back for getting Jordan. Some of us are a little more cynical. The best thing JR has done in recent years, was trade Kaberle for Spacek....and ONLY because he had already signed the horrible Kaberle to a 3 year deal!
yep, exactly. Imagine how much better our forward group would be with Sutter. He couldn't wait 1 shortened season? We have 2 sometimes 3 useless lines. At least with Sutter we could still have a checking line to take some pressure off the other players. Sutter would also be a better choice for an offensive #2. Did he really think this was our playoff year when he makes basically 0 improvements on defense? His overpaying once again hurts the team and it's becoming more clear every day how little J Staal is actually like the said he would be. You move Skinner to the third line and suddenly offensive production is coming from there and not the second line anymore. J Staal is trying to be forced into the kind of player he simply cannot be. Whatever line he is on just dies offensively. And pandering to our Captain's moods by signing him hasn't really helped either!
JR can resign now or more likely be "promoted" to some other position in the hurricanes org and he can go out as the guy who signed Semin. At least that's one positive thing to remember about him in a career otherwise filled with absolutely ridiculous decisions.
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