Re: Shocker: Claude Noel Fired
posted at 1/12/2014 3:13 PM EST
In response to red75's comment:
NAS, fans in the Peg are ticked at the underperformance of this team, but they are still averaging over 100 per cent attendance this season, even with a couple of games that weren't sell outs. Not exactly what I would call in trouble. That said Jets fans are getting fed up, not with the losses as much as the lack of effort. They're smart fans and understand you can't turn it around over night, but it's obvious some of the players (like Buff) aren't even trying.
As such it's no surprise that Noel is gone, but it's tough to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Hopefully Mauice can light a fire under the players, but I'm at the point where if he can't get them working then it's time fo a fire sale. If they won't put in the effort under Maurice then I say blow it up. Move the worst performers (Kane, Enstrom, Buff, Jokinen) and offload any unsigned assets at the dealine (Setoguchi, Throburn, Stuart) and start over again. Jets fans would understand a rebuild, but they won't accept the complete mediocrity and lack of even seriously attempting a significant upgrade in the lineup. I wish Maurice luck (he's going to need it) and I suspect that come the offseason, if there haven't been major chnges between no and the trade deadline, Chevy will follow Noel out the door.
Hope Noel takes over Maurice's spot on TSN.
Red, looking from the outside in , if the GM does not make it a priority of getting rid of Buf, then this team cannot start to right the ship any time soon. I think this guy has been a bad influence on the youngsters like Kane and others...I just don't think he sets example on how to be a professional for others to follow....management has enabled this guy for a long time it seems to me... ie offseason lack of training , showing up like he didn't miss too many buffet lines in off season ....
GM certainly has to take the blame here for dolling out big cash for his #1 goalie and that is blowing up in his face... Need to ride Montoya for a long while and look to upgrade in offseason.. I would go get Hillier... Anaheim can't afford him, I can see them letting him go as FA, they won't trade him at deadline.....plus they are goalie rich.....
Jets have some nice pieces, they just need to add by subtracting first.....I don't think a complete overhaul is needed here....