The Cardiff Devils And Other Teams Oct 17, 2018 15:21:23 GMT
Post by PantherB on Oct 17, 2018 15:21:23 GMT
It was definitely a fair thing to do, giving every player a chance to prove themselves but perhaps a bit too naïve? Steelers were bottom or close to bottom when Barrasso took over for a reason, a simple search on EP or HockeyDB will show that Steelers didn't have their full quota of imports too. If Barrasso has genuinely arrived in Sheffield and hadn't even started speaking to potential new guys when he did, that's a very poor show and a move I think he'd regret.
I'm confident Simms, Smith and other club officials will have spoke to Barrasso before he arrived and told him about a few injury worries they have and that they need a couple of top players to shake things up.
Since Barrasso arrived, both Panthers and Giants have strengthened their roster, Devils are still on a roll whilst looking for their Parisi and possibly Faryna replacements.
Steelers have 6 games to play before the end of the month and another very early in November. They may have Dowd and Owens back tonight and more than likely have McGrath and Lawrence back soon but I don't see any of those guys being the difference maker which they need to dig themselves out of the hole they're in.
I'm delighted to see Steelers playing so awfully but I somewhat sympathise with their fans because that roster is a trainwreck and nothing is being done to solve it. Their only signings since the season began are Brooks and Westerling, both have been trash and neither are contributing. Long may their demise continue but I think if I was a Steelers fan I'd be absolutely furious.