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04-17-2013, 03:14 PM
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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.
I don't recall those guys being sent to the press box that often. Certainly not in their final season. Stoll played 81 games. Greene missed a bunch of time due to injuries. Brodziak played 80.
I didn't always understand the Penner treatment; although I was as frustrated as anyone by Penner at times. I just don't think MacT had a hand in their deals. They seemed like his favorites. Hindsight being what it is, we'd sure look better with Stoll on the 3rd line, Greene on defense, and Brodziak on the forth line.
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