Holmgren isn't going to fire Stevens for some time yet.
I agree, but at the very least Homer needs to put Stevens's butt on notice. The team is playing uninspired and undisciplined hockey--the coach needs to fix that, and now.
Personally, I have no problem with those that take stupid penalties riding the bike after games as a 'reminder.'
Originally Posted by Jester
Why not? If it's early enough, it's a perfectly good gig to come into.
You're talking about one of the premier jobs in the country...they always spend to the hilt, they draw well and have a passionate fanbase, and right now you have a very young and talented nucleus to be working with.
This is the ideal job to come into and coach at. It's not like the Isles where they're building from the ground up.
Offseason addition Glen Metropolit was a healthy scratch Saturday night. Jared Ross played in his spot. Coach John Stevens said Metropolit has not been playing to his potential and believes it may have something to do with a problem he had with his foot coming into camp.
"He spent the offseason in Florida and he was doing work outside and a palm leaf cut his foot. He got it treated and when he came to camp it was still bothering him. He saw [trainer Jim McCrossin] and discovered he still had a piece of the leaf in his foot and he had to have it cut out.
If they think he's the problem, they got another thing coming.
Stevens is so far beyond reality it just isn't even funny anymore. Metrolpolit wasn't a world beater in his first few games, but he by no stretch of the imagination played poorly. He actually thinks replacing him with Jared Ross is going to make a difference? Let the guy play, he's a good player