I feel for Bednar. The situation in Colorado is only going to get worse before it gets better. I get Sakic not wanting to part with Duchene, Landeskog or a multitude of guys, but this is a franchise that needs a lot of work. It's clear that while the parts are incredibly talented, there isn't a fit.
Great signing, he did one hell of a job with the Monsters last season, a rather non descript club who ran roughshod over the rest of the AHL in the postseason. I had heard whispers that Hartley was close to a deal but as much as I like Hartley and respect his coaching abilities new blood is what this team needs.