Sometimes I'm ashamed of myself for being so calm and restrained about this disastrous travesty of an organization.
I can only imagine how it will be when you get angry and unparticular.
Anyway, I think we should wait until November at very least to pass the judgement. I trust our management knows more about hockey than even most sophisticated fans here let alone average.
We had good year and tweaked few areas of weakness without drastic overhaul of the roster, so results next year will probably be in line with this year especially seeing as few teams in the East became worse, not better.
His previous play hasn't warranted that expectation. But his contract has.
Except in today's NHL, a prime Wendel would get Corey Perry type money as a UFA, and he'd be worth every penny unlike Clarkson who is a $4M player (maybe) getting badly overpaid. By your logic, if UFA Clarkson getting paid $5.25M warrants the expectation of Wendel-like production, what did RFA Kessel getting $5.4M warrant? Sundin/Keon/Sittler expectations?
The media is gonna turn on Clarkson quick when he doesn't put up Wendel Clark numbers. Which is upsurd, the two should not be compared. The only Clark, David should be compared to is MacArthur. Clarkson took his spot in the line up and should produce better numbers.