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#81 Vanimal46

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Posted 30 July 2019 - 05:50 PM

I listened to Russo's interview with Barreiro earlier this afternoon. It sounded worse than I could have imagined.

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 08:49 AM



Incredible work by Russo. Must read.

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 08:55 AM

I place little blame on an incompetent person behind assigned to a job that's well above their capabilities.

The vast majority of the blame falls on Craig Leopold.
How could you not vet out this level if incompetence before you hire him? The guy literally didn't even know the rules of the CBA!

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 09:58 AM

Then again, how often do we see people in Leipold’s position double down and not consider that they are at fault? Far too often, nowadays.

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 01:24 PM

Then again, how often do we see people in Leipold’s position double down and not consider that they are at fault? Far too often, nowadays.


Sure. I give him some credit for being able to realize he made a mistake and moving on.
But, with as bad as it sounds like Fenton was, I don't see how that was reasonably avoidable.

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 10:16 AM

I place little blame on an incompetent person behind assigned to a job that's well above their capabilities.

The vast majority of the blame falls on Craig Leopold.
How could you not vet out this level if incompetence before you hire him? The guy literally didn't even know the rules of the CBA!


Agreed. We read at the time Leipold wanted someone who agreed with his analysis that the team was a couple tweaks away from returning to the playoffs.

I'm assuming 99% of the candidates he interviewed said "Are you nuts? This is an obvious rebuild." And Fenton was the only guy who said "Sure! A couple of tweaks and this team is a Stanley cup contender!"
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