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01-18-2014, 02:01 PM
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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.
Good post. The players went out of their way to say they supported Krueger when they were struggling (they said the same things about Renney too). I've never heard any of those types of comments from the players about Eakins.

I've stated many times in the past that to me the most frustrating part of how this organization operates is how quickly and willing they are every year to give up on the season and wait for next year. No other team in the league operates this way. As frustrating as it is for a fan, I can't imagine how demoralizing it is for the players. It isn't just the fans that have been given empty promises, the players have too, wouldn't surprise me if they're trying to make a statement.

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