Re: A Proposal From CJ's Biggest Supporter
posted at 1/14/2011 8:16 PM EST
You move 07
|Brad Boyes ||To St. Louis ||1982-04-17 ||24 ||C ||62 ||13 ||21 ||34 ||25 ||-17|
|Paul Mara ||To NY Rangers ||1979-09-07 ||26 ||D ||59 ||3 ||15 ||18 ||95 ||-22|
|Brad Stuart ||To Calgary ||1979-11-06 ||26 ||D ||48 ||7 ||10 ||17 ||26 ||-22|
08 add ==some added at year end of 07
|Shane Hnidy ||From Anaheim ||1975-11-08 ||31 ||D ||43 ||1 ||4 ||5 ||41 ||-4|
Pc pulled the trigger and added players for Cj, but that wasn`t as much the change as the deletion of some and that continued throughoutn the year.
To say that the B`s improved only because of Cj is absurd, just as it is absurd to say that CJ had nothing to do with the turn around.
Cj has improved the team since he came, but it is his failures that far outway his winnings. As noted he has a great winning % but his failure to win 2 game 7`s back to back is staggering. His unwinning streak a year ago almost cost us a playoff entry. His setting history with an up 3-0 and 3-0 in game 7 and losing was unbearable. His stubbornness to play one way and not adjust is what was losing and he would not or could not comprehend changes were bneeded. Roll 4 is poss the worst but the 4th out to end games is just as bad, playing Rec the 4th most mins of forwards and 2nd in PP mins to only Chara.
Of late he has progressed. I would say since Christmas, he has changed and is coaching better, I don`t mind the SO loss to Buf or even win over Phi, it shows he is adaptable, he has changed his lines forward and D for injuries and had success, where he did not last year. It is his PP that needs work, his spreading or unspreading of ice time, his use of 4th line thyat can cause his downfall. The team is rolling right now as Dez said 15/20 points is excellent, the loss to Mon not totally his fault as wicked pinball effects defied the laws of acceptable hockey and the hockey gods cursed us.
BUT, just as they were losing was not all his fault, so is the fact that they are winning again not all his accomplishment either. The team is getting better, because the hired help is getting better and hopefully healthier. March, Berg, Camp, Kampf, Seg Wheel are getting better every game right before our eyes. So when Hort Luc Sav Ryd and Krej be all that they can be, we will be a challenger for the cup as long as Cj coaches. By coaching I mean adapting to the game as it goes not following his rut that the game will be fine if I roll 4 and play the last 5 mins to win.
He needs to play to win, not to, play not to lose.I hope he does the unthinkable and win the cup, apparently the earth is off it`s axis, so CJ`s days are now shortened.