Fault: Trotz or Poile
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11-14-2013, 12:52 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
One could argue that Trotz might be able to get a little more out of our players, but you are talking about A LITTLE. This roster offensively is worst in the league on paper, and not anywhere near a contender. I am neutral on head coach at this point. Playoffs are a distant hope, regardless of coach. Actually being a contender is a fairytale.
2-3 years ago we were on the cusp of being elite, and Poile has been the engineer of this wreck. Here's a just a few of his move/non-moves that has reversed the ship to lottery pick territory: 1) Handling of Weber arbitration (domino effect affecting many of the next...), 2) Being naive on Suter. 3) Failure to address scoring the past 5 years, as Weber and Suter were standing by to see improvement. 4) 1st rd pick for Guastad 5) Giving him 13 million. 6) Hal Gil-- giving up the assets and big contract we ultimately had to buy out 7) Giving away Franson. 8) Letting Radulov play him for a fool again. 9) Weber contract negations part 2. 10) Idiot draft picks like Ellis and Pickard. 11) Spending 30 million+ on over-the-hill 3rd liners signed to long term contracts in a totally act of desperation. 12) Being bumped up against the salary cap max with ZERO first liners.
At this point, head coach (and goaltender) doesn't matter. We have the most expensive group of 3rd-4th liners in the history of the NHL. We can eek out some wins with them, but aren't anywhere close to a contender.
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