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01-18-2014, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by bigmango View Post
Kruger was not perfect but he brought a team that was falling apart as a result of terrible management back to life a couple of times last season. The team sagged every time they lost a center through injury and management refused to do anything, but Kruger got them to hang tough and regain belief in their ability to compete. But watching useful players go by the waiver wire and doing nothing at the trade deadline when they we actually in the playoffs was the last straw, it was obvious that management wanted them to fail so that Tambo could be axed and an old boy hired in his place. A much poorer team went to war for Kruger and then watched him get stabbed in the back over the summer by Lowe and MacT. Anyone surprised that most of the players can't stand the whole situation and Kruger's replacement? This season is pure karma for Lowe and MacT and stems from their betrayal of the team last year. Think it's bad now? Just wait till Hall asks for a trade this summer. Ladies and gentlemen...............your Atlanta Thrashers.
This is far too good for a first post and I hope that theres many more. Interesting look over the last years events. Given this org its a plausible scenario you laid out.

One of the things I'm reminded of and that I said in the offseason is don't fix what isn't broke. There were several holes MacT needed to patch last offseason. Coaching wasn't one of them. He knew it, the players knew it. But MacT got seduced by Eakins. Well really MacT got seduced by himself. Even MacT's comments at the time that eakins coaching philosophy reminded MacT so much of himself. I wonder how thats going lately?

Nobody can even argue at this point that staying with Krueger would've been a better option.


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