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Comment 12 Dec 2018

Losses like this are directly attributable to coaching. Whether it's Torts, one or more of his assistants or some combination there if, a change is in order and soon. Basic fact: the Jackets have had the same weaknesses during the entirety of Torts' reign. Who is ultimately responsible for failing to address and correct those weaknesses?

Comment 11 Dec 2018

I'm probably going to anger a few people, but it really seems that this year's Jackets are lazy, inconsistent and, I think, only sitting as high in the division as they've been because everyone else was playing worse. Now, the Caps are playing like the champions they are, Pittsburgh has remembered that they're an elite team and the Jackets' many weaknesses (starting with the goalies) are being exposed and exploited. Remember, the Jackets barely made the playoffs last year and, if something doesn't change pretty soon (like Bob suddenly remembering how to be an elite goalie, Torts cracking the whip on his coaches, Jarmo making a rare long before the deadline trade, something!!!!), the Jackets will have to play out of their minds to make the playoffs this year.

Comment 02 Dec 2018

My first thought is that Toronto better win the Cup this season because they have both Marner and Matthews to sign, next season. As both are better players than Nylander, they'll be more expensive, putting them in cap he'll. As for the effect throughout the league, while young stars will certainly going to cite Nylander's contract when putting forth their contract demands, few GMs are going to, willingly, put their teams in cap hell as Dubas has. I foresee more hold outs, but not much great change as players sign long term contracts for many reasons.

Comment 30 Nov 2018

I'm still not convinced that Torts is the right coach to lead the Jackets to the Cup and that a change will be required to get the team from "good enough to make the playoffs consistently" to "a threat to win the Cup".

Comment 23 Nov 2018

It was Toots and Hartnell I was thinking of, I merely had them off the books a year early. Right now, I'm not concerned about Fligs as he is still productive and plays a vital leadership role. Dubi, however, is becoming a liability due to decreasing production and spending more time injured. Unfortunately, I don't see what can be done about him as I seriously doubt any team will trade for him, even as a toss in within a larger deal, for those reasons and his expensive contract. Thanks to the cap, buyout payments, contracts for aging players and the need to keep young core players like Werenski, Anderson and Dubois on the team, I expect neither Bob nor Bread to be on the team after the playoffs and, potentially, to be elsewhere when the trade deadline arrives.

Comment 20 Nov 2018

With, now, 4 coaches having been fired - and two of them having records of long term success, but having been fired due to front office screw ups - I am beginning to wonder if Torts' assistants might start worrying. Imagine having McLennon and Yeo as Torts' assistants.

Comment 12 Nov 2018

I don't think roster moves will make a difference. Look at the, at best, inconsistency of the special teams for the last two seasons and the wild differences in ATOI for forwards.

Comment 05 Nov 2018

We're I the Jackets' GM, I would be hesitant to trade Bjorkstrand as he has the potential to be Panarin-lite. I wouldn't refuse to include him in a trade, but the return would have to be fairly substantial.

Comment 04 Nov 2018

You may be right. My thought is that Sonny will never earn Torts' trust, but a change of scenery would do him good. Even if I'm wrong, there's bound to be a GM or two out there who agrees with me and would be willing to give up a winger to get Bread and take a chance on Milano.

Comment 04 Nov 2018

I am going to only partially agree with Fligs. When your special teams suck so much for so long, part of the problem is coaching and another part is the team captain. It's past time that Torts brought in new assistants and Fligs needs to start leading.

Comment 03 Nov 2018

I think your concern about his next contract is misplaced. If he keeps improving and with the cap space that will be freed up when Bob, Bread or both is gone, he'll get paid.