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06-05-2013, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by JanErixon20 View Post
I can't disagree but he has been sitting up in the box for two years with Sather, who was a pretty good coach back in his day. It's not like he's been playing golf in Hilton Head and is coming back.
I'm sure Messier has a lof of the qualities we are looking for, for all I know he could surprise us all if chosen and lead this team to the cup. However, as people have mentioned earlier, it's too much of a gamble. With literally no coaching experience since retiring, how can anyone know what to expect of him. Even if he does put forth a credible plan and strategy to reach the cup, how can we trust his ability to deliver?

If he had only done a little bit of coaching on the AHL level, with at least an ounce of success I would feel better about him as coach.

BTW: People are saying hiring Mess would be a move typical of Sather. I'd say the Sather move would be to overpay for a washed up old guy that used to know the tricks. Lindy Ruff it is.

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