The trade that was supposed to save Waddell's job is more likely to get him fired, if any of the suits among the Atlanta Spirit ownership group ever run into a hockey person who tells them what an absolute dog Tkachuk is as a leader. This guy has played in 85 playoff games in 15 NHL seasons. Do the math — that's a career of first-round flame-outs. He hasn't lead an NHL team anywhere, any time, and Tkachuk is due to play his 1,000th NHL game next season.
And Waddell gave up three picks for him? That's called raping a franchise to protect your own gig.