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    Luc hired blake

    It starts at the top!

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    Terrible news, but not surprising. This team needs some new perspective. And it's not going to come from former players from the dynastic late-'90s, early aughts.
    But seriously, Craig Johnson??? For his skating and mouthguard chompin' skills?

    Re: Blake... Boooooooo!!!

    That feels better, comforting even.
    Last edited by NewCastle; June 6th, 2018 at 12:52 PM. Reason: comma reasons

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    This is why an expansion team can make the SCF in their first season.

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    Pretty sure Emerson and Murray have been with the Org for a long while. Johnson has recently coached Santa Margarita High School to a couple national championships. I don't have issue with any of this.

    I do agree about CJ not passing, skating fast and overall suckage.

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    Hiring a HOF is not a bad choice!

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    Emerson and Murray at least have a track record. But Craig Johnson is not a skating instructor and Richard Seeley is not a GM. They are, respectively, a guy who used to skate fast in a slow era, and a guy who spent the last 3 years coaching in the ECHL. Those hirings are Garth Snow lite. Doesn't mean they can't pan out, but it's kind of lazy management to just hire people you know.

    I dread the day Futa and Yanetti are no longer part of this organization. They'll no doubt be replaced by guys from the purple and black era, and the culture will never be the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goon Squad View Post
    Emerson and Murray at least have a track record. But Craig Johnson is not a skating instructor and Richard Seeley is not a GM. They are, respectively, a guy who used to skate fast in a slow era, and a guy who spent the last 3 years coaching in the ECHL. Those hirings are Garth Snow lite. Doesn't mean they can't pan out, but it's kind of lazy management to just hire people you know.

    I dread the day Futa and Yanetti are no longer part of this organization. They'll no doubt be replaced by guys from the purple and black era, and the culture will never be the same.
    It already happened. The writing was on the wall when Luc was promoted and Blake became GM.

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    Bryan Smolinski must be sitting by his phone waiting for a call.

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    So we are trying to increase knees to the head?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nki View Post
    This is why an expansion team can make the SCF in their first season.
    No. Vegas got to build a team of 2nd and 3rd line players who bought in and all played meaningful minutes. They played fast and in your face for 60 minutes with fresh legs.

    Then when they ran into an opponent with more talent that could do the same, and they wilted in the spotlight and lost 4 straight in 5 games.

    Vegas success will now be their downfall. For their 2nd ever draft, they’re going to not pick until the end of the 2nd round, and have like 3 or 4 picks total. They’re now going to have a gap in their dev pool in a few years, and they’ll fall from contention.

    Watch trader George go and do something stupid like dealing all his 2019 picks for a soon to be washed up Karlsson and then throw stupid money at him, and I’m going to laugh for years.

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