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04-17-2013, 02:27 PM
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MacTavish didn't trade any of those guys, the GM did... Unless you are saying he told the GM to trade them, which you really need some evidence to back up.
Penner sure, was in MacT's doghouse, but he outlasted MacT, and has failed to impress in LA.
A better examples of MacT as a bad player evaluator might be a Jason Chimera, who went on to a long decent career.
As I have stated earlier in this thread he healthy press boxed each of those guys, some more than once. You have one foot out the door once that happens, especially when the gm is as close to the coach.
Re Penner, In his last year under MacT he scored 17 goals, had 5 game winning goals and was +7 on a lousy team. All of this while being press boxed and benched repeatedly by MacT. The piece da resistance being when after one of our guys got abused he stood up and fought the opposing bully and promptly got press boxed the next game.
The year after Mact left Penner had 32 goals, 31 assists, plus 6 and was our best player.
MacT has his idea of the type of players he likes but he also showed he was not good at getting the best out of a number of players.
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