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03-08-2014, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Viqsi View Post
Also, consideration != agreement. If you look carefully, you'll see spots where some people have acknowledged that some change might be useful. What folks frequently end up objecting to, though, is this "we HAVE to remove them RIGHT NOW because RIGHT NOW OMG NOW NOW NOW" vibe that folks keep getting.
Exactly. We get rants for change for the sake of change ... and it must happen now with hyperbole filled posts that act as though the Preds are the worst team in NHL history ... and have for years. Buffalo is trying the concepts that some here advocate and it isn't working as they continue to flounder (coaching changes, front office changes, pay to get a big name free agent, no rhyme or reason behind it). Edmonton has used the rapid coaching changes, bring in any scoring forward they can draft model for years while missing the playoffs for seven straight seasons, thirteen of the past twenty. Even the Colorado example is far from a direct comparison. They've gone through four coaches in seven seasons, missed the playoffs five of the past seven opportunities, and drafted in the top three overall in three of the past five drafts. It wasn't bring in Patrick Roy, everything is fixed. It was years in the making and guys like Quenneville didn't succeed there during the lean span.

Just 24 months ago, the Preds were in that mythical "window of opportunity" ... a bit contradictory when looked at logically. If Poile can't get players and Trotz can't coach, how the hell was the team allegedly on the cusp just two seasons ago?

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