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Not one word about Claude getting the axe?
And you call this a hockey board?
Sweeney and Neely are running out of ballast to throw overboard. 70% is their fault and 25% is most likely Peter Chiarelli's fault...Claude is the shoe that drops.
From the Globe -
In 2013-14, the last time the Bruins made the playoffs, Julien coached Milan Lucic, Loui Eriksson, Jarome Iginla, Reilly Smith, Carl Soderberg, Johnny Boychuk, Dougie Hamilton, and Chad Johnson. They’re all gone. They were wheeled or allowed to walk for replacements that are not in the NHL, don’t deserve to be, or are not worthy of the millions they’re pocketing.
David Backes (11-11—22, one concussion) is not even one season into a five-year, $30 million contract — it includes a no-move clause — that already does not qualify as team-friendly. In Tuesday’s first practice after the firing, Backes skated as the No. 3 right wing.
Anton Khudobin (1-5-1, 3.06 goals-against average, .885 save percentage), signed to a two-year, $2.4 million contract, has been declared unworthy of an NHL roster.
In his second season of a five-year, $19 million deal, Matt Beleskey has two goals in 31 games.
Jimmy Hayes (2-1—3), acquired for Smith, has been a healthy scratch for eight of the last 12 games. This is Hayes’s second season of a three-year, $6.9 million extension he signed before pulling on a Black-and-Gold jersey.
John-Michael Liles (0-5—5, 16:15 ice time per game), acquired in a deadline package last year that cost a third-round pick in 2016 and a 2017 fifth-rounder, was reupped to a one-year, $2 million contract. Liles has been a healthy scratch for five straight games.
“Have we made misidentifications of players that will impact us? That does remain to be seen,” Sweeney said. “That’s the evaluation process I continue to go through.
“On a personal level, players that are not hitting their high-water mark in the league that they did in their previous years, that’s a concern of ours. There’s no question that represents an opportunity for us to explore outside or inside and replace those players and to evaluate.
Nobody want to say it because he is a god around these parts but Neely is the problem. I don't think he brings much! Great player and played the game right, but not a President material.
Sweeney might be good at evaluating talent. Will have to give him time to see how he performs on other fronts
Neely is not my god. Guy is a loser who is ruining our franchise. Needs to go. Agree with the Sweeney comment. Firing Claude will come back to haunt us at some point. Anyone who thinks he was the problem should consider another sport because you know nothing about hockey.
How about the player personnel and scouts? The whole thing is a joke!
Lebron James or whoever is posting about the IHC 05 coach is a problem. Step up and speak your mind in the open not to other parents or behind the "ANON" dboard you wuss. The reality is you are in the minority - you should leave and go somewhere else. The team would be better off.