It's official. Darryl Sutter is bat shit insane.
Mediocre, we believe, is the word one would use to describe the Calgary Flames. The team is competing for a Stanley Cup. This team is not going to win the Stanley Cup. This team is going to compete for the bottom 4 spots in the Western Conference.
If Darryl couldn't improve the team significantly, he should have blown it up. If he missed his 'window', if his plan failed, then he should have been fired. New blood, new vision.
This...grasping, it's unbecoming. Desperate moves from a discredited man. It's disgusting.
It's not necessarily a talent issue. It's a want issue. On too many nights, this team seemed listless and disinterested. The solution? Bring back players who contributed to that.
As it stands, there is no cap space left to sign Ian White. We understand that Kotalik's money will be coming off the cap, if he gets sent down to the minors, at the start of this upcoming season. This means a trade is coming.
Players without a Sutter patented NTC or NMC (not names Jokinen): Hagman, Moss, Glencross, Staios, Gio, and Pardy. Good fucking luck finding some cap space.
Again, this is a fucking joke. You can still defend Sutter and his moves if you want, but we think it makes you look more and more like a sycophantic moron as the days go by.
What's the direction?
Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.