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Offline A Weekend at Bernier's

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Re: Yes, it's time for Eakins
« Reply #45 on: February 19, 2013, 10:14:09 AM »
No to pile on and react to an obvious hot streak for the team, but I think Carlyle as much as anything else is responsible for the team's early good play.  Really, seeing the way Carlyle operates makes me thin - retrospectively at least - of how inferior Wilson coached in the last few seasons.  Would Wilson have sat $8.5M in defensive salaries?  Would he have had the conviction to play Orr with MacArthur and Kadri?  Would he have played 3 Marlie defensemen? 

By the way, these are rhetorical questions.

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Re: Yes, it's time for Eakins
« Reply #46 on: February 19, 2013, 12:57:13 PM »
No to pile on and react to an obvious hot streak for the team, but I think Carlyle as much as anything else is responsible for the team's early good play.  Really, seeing the way Carlyle operates makes me thin - retrospectively at least - of how inferior Wilson coached in the last few seasons.  Would Wilson have sat $8.5M in defensive salaries?  Would he have had the conviction to play Orr with MacArthur and Kadri?  Would he have played 3 Marlie defensemen? 

By the way, these are rhetorical questions.

To be fair to Wilson, and boy do I not anticipate using that sentence too often, I do think the decision to sit high priced veterans or make radically different line-up choices are things that are a ton easier to do when your boss isn't the GM who brought those guys to the team.
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Re: Yes, it's time for Eakins
« Reply #46 on: February 19, 2013, 12:57:13 PM »