if we had known for sure Erat was being traded, would it have made sense to try to get Sully for the remainder of this season? you would think our 7th rounder would be higher than NJ's and thus more attractive to PHX...
Anyone think we go on a tear since a face that has been around forever has just been traded? Usually sellers play better at the end of the year because teams over look them and guys are playing for spots, we may see that happen here.
Wouldn't it be ironic if we make the playoffs and Erat and the Caps don't?
someone mentioned that Fisher had some positive comments today? can someone summarize or link to an article?
“I think when a guy wants out and he wants to leave … we want guys here that want to play and want to be a part of this team, want to win, and that wasn’t the case with Marty,” Fisher said. “So you just kind of move on. I think from what I hear we got a great deal.”
Interesting he and Tippett are the only ones who have never won the Cup either. Votes and awards are great but it doesn't change the results. He's done a great job. He's done a lot with what he's been given. I think he's also driven away players because of his system. Great coaches play to their players strengths. They put them in situations to succeed. I have gone back and forth with Trotz as coach of this team over the years. I think there comes a time when it's time to move on and go a different direction. It could succeed, it could fail but at the end of the day, I feel this team continually takes one step forward, one step back and is spinning its wheels more often than not.
It's less than 3 hours before faceoff and no Game Day Thread? That may say alot about the mood for today's game. I'm heading towards downtown here in a few seconds; bracing myself for the sea of red, black, and overly obnoxious.