"By mid February as injuries began to mount, it became clear that the Lightning would miss the playoffs and Dudley was fired. The GM had made a preseason guarantee that the team would make the playoffs. His assistant Jay Feaster was named the team's fourth general manager."
Which is all sorts of hilarious because of: (link)
"Still, Feaster isn't afraid of making guarantees. "We'll make the playoffs this year," he said."
Actually, one more hilarious line jumped out up at me from that article:
"Obviously Robyn is a loss, but we do feel good about our blue-line," Feaster said. "We like the group that we have. We feel very, very good about Jay Bouwmeester and Mark Giordano – we think that they're two of the top defencemen in the league."
He felt good about one of the worst bluelines this club has assembled in a quite some time. I mean, seriously. Do I even need to comment?
One last thing: At some point in last nights game, I saw Iggy hanging in the neutral zone waiting for a puck to come out, while the rest of the four guys on the ice were in our zone playing D. That's a pretty big 'fuck you' to Brent Sutter. It's been three years and the guys on the ice don't respect him. What a great coach though, just look at his record coaching junior kids. I mean, get real people.
And Kerr play by play is a bad joke. Hopefully this season spurs the owners of this club to start putting qualified people into positions, and not boot-licking lackeys. But somehow I doubt it.
Furthermore, I think
PS Here is a link to a transcript of Feaster's guarantee: http://www.domebeers.com/2011/09/swaggerville.html. The link of the video in that article is dead, though. If anybody has it, post it. In it's place I offer video of someone posted of Feaster's epic kayfabe breaking promo that he dropped to hype up buy rates for trade deadline day.