I like this hire better than the other names that were floating around out there.. hopefully he can convey that message and if certain players don't listen they're shipped out or benched no matter what their price tag is. The locker room has needed someone to come in and clear out the cancerous players for a long while now and it needs to happen no matter if it sets the team back a few years or not. I'd rather be patient and see a proper rebuild that takes a handful of years than sit through mor
Interesting article! Guerin is in an unusually powerful position for a first time NHL GM. Leipold must be smart enough to realize that he can't possibly risk angering or thwarting virtually any Guerin decision short of a long term player buyout. A second GM fiasco within a short time frame would likely ruin the brand (arguably already teetering a bit).
My favorite quote from Russo's article was:
"This is why Guerin has said one of his first missions will be to talk in that locker room and do his best to convey to the players that it’s critical they all pull on the same rope, that they put the team in front of himself. "
I can't wait to see how that plays out...