Poile comments on Weber and the Offseason
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04-28-2013, 01:23 PM
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It still doesn't address the fact that Weber or Rinne didn't play inspired and their play on the ice reflected that. This season was a by product of the end of last season and the offseason. There was lockeroom issues that haven't been addressed and Poile mentality is move on instead of acknownledging the problems. Poile and Trotz are joined to the hip. The offense has always been a problem since the Predators have been in existance and this half season it finally fell apart because the talent eroded. Spaling didn't develop into a top 6 and most of the team regressed drastically and he said we aren't that far off..
And Hornqvist, Wilson, Fisher and Bourque were all injured for extended stretches... Not to mention Rinne was dealing with a shoulder injury from the KHL and obviously whatever was going on in Erat's head.
So no, I don't think they are that far off. It was just a disaster of a season, but with a healthy roster + Forsberg + Mac/Drouin/Barkov + UFA #4 D-man... this is right back to a team that consistently finishes 4th-8th.
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