Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/20/12 at 06:38 AM ET
from David Pollak of Working the Corners,
Had hoped to get this posted earlier, but wanted to be thorough in reviewing material from the session with owners Kevin Compton and Stratton Sclavos. Or maybe it just took longer to track down the segment I was looking for.
The topic? The decision to make no change at the top of the hockey department, to let Doug Wilson fix whatever it was that broke down last season.
“You look at two things.,” Compton said. “You look at the most recent event, which is always the playoffs, and you look at the body of work. And then you compare them. And then you say, ‘OK, how does this compare to what you told us was going to happen.’ ”
Wilson, Compton explained, has a plan that looks two or three years down the road.
“If things are missed, the answer isn’t always just firing people,” Compton continued. “It’s going to them and saying it didn’t work out. It didn’t work out as you had envisioned or we had hoped. What do you need to do better? Do you need more resources? Do you need new tools?
“With new tools, do we think this person can execute better? If we didn’t, we’d have made a change.”
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