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04-26-2007, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Pred303 View Post
i'm going to say something that many will disagree with, probably on both sides of the argument..

..we are still a very immature hockey market here. i do believe, that if we were a more mature hockey market, that trotz would be fired.. the outcry would be too big to not fire trotz in a town used to and expecting massive success.. go one and done like we have these past three seasons in a row in Ottawa, or New Jersey, or virtually any established hockey town and the coach would for sure be fired..
Interesting you should bring up Ottawa...
Jacques Martin coach of the Senators from 1996-2004. Ottawa was an expansion team in 1996 (I'm sure there was some slack given), but after 6 years and only to the 2nd round by the statement above surely he should have been fired. He wasn't and the next year they went to game 7 of the Eastern Conf. Finals losing to NJ.

2002 defeated Philadelphia 4-1 First round
lost to Toronto 4-3 Second round
2001 lost to Toronto 4-0 First round
2000 lost to Toronto 4-2 First round
1999 lost to Buffalo 4-0 First round
1998 defeated New Jersey 4-2 First round

In all honesty I'm not a big fan of the Preds, but it's easy to see that they've continuously improved over the years, so don't be too hard on the coach.

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