Something happened to Slats over the past year. Not sure what it is, but he got his touch back. He made a huge trade, he got rid of three mistakes (Drury, Gomez and Redden) and he developed talent from the draft and then resisted the temptation to trade them. Now, on a roll, he has told his arrogant head coach to take his petty personal issues and shove them where the sun does not shine. Slats has always appreciated Sean, and when he saw the type of team he had on the ice, he knew they were missing his spark, his energy, his willingness to give it all for his team attitude.
Welcome back Sean. Time to show every one of your detractors what you got. Remember what Vince Lombardi said:
"It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up."Coach Clueless, and his revolving lines, knocked you down. Now it's time to get up and prove him wrong. Oh, by the way, Joe Thornton, would you care to come back and call the Rangers soft now?