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04-20-2007, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Fire Trotz View Post
If it takes 1-3 years to a) get the right coach b) the right players that coach desires and c) that coach has a history of being able to take a recent team into the playoffs (more than one round) then so be it ... because Trotz has not yet either 1) win one on the road in the playoffs or 2) shown the ability to get his team in the right position to make that next leap (as evidenced by the zero shots in the first 15 minutes of the 3rd period in game 4) ... then so be it
That 1-3 years, unfortunately, we don't have the luxury of waiting in this market for.
If we go through a overhaul phase where we have to miss the playoffs during that time to get ramped up again....the Preds will be in KC, Las Vegas, or Houston because season ticket sales will again plummet....corporate sponsors will dry up even more and we won't hit revenue sharing marks.
David Legwand told me, point blank, that he will not resign with this team if it goes into rebuilding mode....and I am sure he is not the only one that feels that way.

No, this decision, has to be done in the right way....with a proven winner that doesn't need to tinker alot with personnel to bring his winning systems and techniques to Nashville......time will tell if that person is out there and wants to take the Preds to a higher level.

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