NHL Free Agency has started. I thought Canucks GM Mike Gillis and the braintrust did a great job, signing Malholtra and Hamhuis. Both will be good additions. With Ballard in the mix as another top-4 Dman, things are starting to look a bit more solid on the back end. Now we just need to deal Mr. Casual (aka Bieksa), get Luongo to play less games and drop the C and keep Salo healthy and we’ll be in good shape.
What I can’t get my head around is the in-bred leadership in Calgary. I think King is too close to the Sutters, especially Darryl, and both need to be canned. They are ruining that team (not that I care, divisional rivals and such) and I can’t understand the decision making process. I have a client in Calgary who says many ticket-holders are calling for Sutter’s resignation. Rolly Olly and Tanguay have been through Cowtown once, haven’t done diddly and yet are getting another chance. Methinks that if this doesn’t pan out, you might see a whole sale blow up of the team – players, coaches and management. Hopefully I’m wrong.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Albert Einstein once said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. The photo might match up nicely. We’ll see in early October.