Samsdog wrote:shmenguin wrote:unless kennedy also likes the smell of cocaine, i don't see how him and richards are comparable.
still waiting to hear an example of a guy getting traded just for the sake of making other guys uncomfortable
Carter and Richards traded out to make room for a perceived upgrade (Bryzgalov) in addition to telling the team that only the Cup was acceptable. Kennedy trade to make room for an upgrade-more physical third-liner (Gaustad or similar) that can play the PK in addition to telling the team that only the Cup is acceptable. I fail to see how the situations aren't comparable aside from scale. Sure Carter and Richards were causing their own problems but frankly the problems were used by the media as an excuse for the shake up; they were traded to shake up the structure of the team but the media didn't want to hear it. Additionally, there's no one in the forward corps that's easily singled out, but they were a large part of the defensive problems. So the options are to throw your hands up and say "let's just blame it on the coach and hope it gets sorted out next year" or do something about it. If you pick the latter, who do you move then? Guys that play with and make the superstars comfortable? Guys who actually take special teams time? Not saying you have to make a move, but if you're in the camp that the status quo isn't working, as I am, then the suggestion merits actual consideration.
carter and richards were moved because they infected the culture of the team. in no way was it a shakeup just for the sake of shaking up. your premise that players get moved just for the sake of change is still extremely flawed.
underneath this is the fact that you don't think much of kennedy and want to see him upgraded. you should just say that plainly instead of creating this weird theory. you'd have plenty of support around here.