03 October 2009

Russo Confirms Huge SOTSOH I told you so!

Star Tribune Wild Columnist/Blogger Extrordinaire Michael Russo confirmed my opinion that Lemaire's resignation was pre-emptive as he expected to be fired by Riseborough.


"Last winter, GM Doug Risebrough came very close to firing coach Jacques Lemaire. It was told to me from an impeccable source, and if you read between the lines, confirmed by Risebrough. All he had to do was deny it. He didn’t. He just said it was “irrelevant” what he might have done last season because neither is here anymore."

SOTSO Hockey - 13 April 09

"Despite vague shows of support, I think Lemaire was going to end up the scapegoat for the Wild's underachiving this year, and I'm glad he's leaving under his own terms."


"Despite vague shows of support, I think Lemaire was going to end up the scapegoat for the Wild's underachiving this year, and I'm glad he's leaving under his own terms."

Looking Back, I think Lemaire did Leopold a favor. Had Lemaire waited for Dougie to fire him, Dougie might have been able to save his own skin with Leopold. Lemaire choosing to walk out on Riseborough may have clairified to Leopold where the problem was.

Game One of the new era tonight, in the same place where the old era ended (Columbus).

Enjoy Everyone!

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