Okay, O wise scribe, please inform me how this trade fixes the team's current issues. Good luck.
How did us acquiring Paul Kariya or Keith Tkachuk help fix the team's issues? Or how did the Chris Stewart/Shatts trade help fix the team's issues. News flash, the problem isn't the players, the problem is their mismanagement. Much as I have concerns about David Backes, I feel he's being held back from being the kind of leader he needs to be and Hitch is just so far off track that it's become dangerous. At this point in the game, we could be GIVEN a Shane Doan or a Jarome Iginla and I seriously doubt it'll help because the people running the show would find a way to screw it up, just like every other owner we've had, has.
What I don't get is, WHY do you buy a hockey club without any financial ability to make it competitive enough to be a contender? The NHL Board of Govenors will put Winnipeg through the wringer to get a team they should never have lost in the first place back in Winnipeg, will take tens of millions of a hit to keep the Yotes running AND in Phoenix, but they'll take any goomba offer that can have the minimum amount to buy and run a team. What?!
Not trying to start anything here, but why is it that every time the Blues start to tank, its the coach?? In the past five years, we have lost three coaches because of this thinking, granted two of them should never have been given the reins in the first place, but Murray was a heck of a coach, but was ridiculed for the way he was treating Perron, oshie etc...GONE...then they switch to Payne, who babied the boys, and still got the ax...
IMHO Hitch is the best coach we have had sinc Q was here. It's time to hold the boys accountable and stop making the coach the scape goat. I honestly think that a drastic move, like trading Perron ( whom I actually REALLY like as a player) will light a fire so intense under this teams butt, that they will go far into the playoffs this year. ( I say Perron because regardless of how many points he has, he has been doing things more and more his way, and less Hitch's way, and has become more of a liability then an asset, ).
Flame on all