Re: CJ has to go!!!!
posted at 7/3/2010 5:40 AM EDT
In Response to Re: CJ has to go!!!!
In Response to Re: CJ has to go!!!! : I agree that Julien is a poor coach, and I agree that he'd be fired by another team. His inability to coach the offense properly is not the reason Kessel left town. Kessel left town because the B's didn't want to meet his crazy demands but the Leafs did.
Posted by Not-A-Shot
Doesn't seem to matter what the post is, we always sem to get Kessel in there somewhere. If he continues to consistently net 30-40 goals moving forward, it'l probably never stop.
It seems most agree, "good riddance". I don't think the mojority are being totally fair.
IMHO, Kess's demands probably weren't that "crazy", at first. He's a goal scorer, not a fighter, or a pk/defensive/specialist. A bit soft in some area's...yes(as are many players of his ilk). He also hardly missed any games at all, while dealing with cancer(certainly not the epitomy of soft).
He was publicly, constantly "shopped" all over the league. Publicly humiliated, by being benched on a team, that never benches anyone, regardless how bad they play, and passed over, as a spare part when negotiations should have begun, come contract time.
Anyone with an ounce of brains, would sooner report to an employer, who embraced their strengths, rather than solely focused on their weaknesses wouldn't they? Wouldn't most people sooner work for a company that felt their contribution was key to the organization, rather than a bargaining chip for something else? Throw in the fact that your competition feels you're worth about 25% more than your current employer, and I'm bettin about 95% of the people here would want a change of address too.
Loyalty is a 2 way street, and since everyone in the game, knows there's no such thing...........they all chase the money.
None of us, would trade our Bruins cap, for all the tea in China. Players, coaches, and GM's, will do it, in a heartbeat.
All of them......, given the right opportunity.
I don't blame Kessell for his good fortune, and I don't blame PC either(unless he wanted to keep him. If so, he botched the whole process)
It's the business of pro sports.