Nyghtewynd wrote:But the bigger problem is that until further notice, Armstrong is the typical tight-fisted cheap do-nothing owner that the Blues always have--this team continues to quit on this city and its fans, and he does nothing. No statements, no moves, zilch.
Armstrong is not the owner, he's the GM. The owner, Tom Stillman (and group), is his boss. Armstrong can only make moves within the budget and limitations that Stillman gives him. And within those confines, Armstrong has made several great moves.
Exactly. And we currently have the leagues lowest payroll and everyone has been very clear about the fact that it's going to remain that way.
Anyone expecting this team to suddenly start spending close to the cap is just flat out wrong and setting themselves up for disappointment.
As for Hitch.....I typically laugh when someone want's to run off yet another head coach....but he's really starting to bother me.
As was well discussed in the twitter-vese last night....how does he demote Bergie to the 4th line and play him on wing yet Perron still resides atop the lines when he shouldn't even be dressed.
Porter a healthy scratch?
You want lack of buy in...look at 57, 74, 27, 10......these guys are playing selfish hockey every shift and Bergie and Porter who have been two of your least selfish players this year are the ones that get the 'wake up call'?
The only way I can possibly rationalize this perhaps Hitch thinks Bergie will get the message and he realizes that the others are beyond resurrection.
Something is terribly wrong structurally when all of your best players 42,27,74.....are all playing terrible. These guys are much better then what we're seeing on the ice.