Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:19 AM
Stevie did not do hard-ass well as a player.
When he did do it, I got the impression it was because he was so frustrated he finally lashed out.
As a GM he needs to be in Hard-ass mode all of the time, I just don't think that is in his character.
He needs time as an assistant to learn what the job will need from him, I don't like the idea of rookie GMs who did not cut their teeth as an asst with another team.
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