1. I credit the management for being professional, knowledgeable, hockey guys with a TON of experience - they’ve laced ‘em up, played the game at the highest levels, are paid a ton of money becayse of all that. They have won it all, yet are judged harshly by a bunch of amateurs - and not for their on-ice performance, but because the actual players aren’t earning their pay. But that is sports and that’s life.
2. How about, maybe, looking at this as a reward to Cogs? Get him away from the shi*-storm about to happen in Duckville. One thing I firmly believe is that not a lot of the nay-saying hereabouts is worth a lot beyond making frustrated fans feel better for venting. I like the move. Hope it works for Cogs. God knows he suffered mightily for being a Duck.