He wasn’t the obvious choice but he’s the one who got the call. Tim Sestito is on a plane to the NHL and good for him.
Edmonton’s coaching group have said many nice things about him, pointing out many assets he possesses that don’t show up on the scoreboard.
These intangibles apparently contribute to wins, although they are not measured by any known gauge.
I wrote about Sestito here, and I’ve never seen an intangible score a goal, but I’m absolutely certain Kelly Buchberger is convinced this is the right move.
I think Craig MacTavish may see it as sending a message to the troops, Kevin Lowe is apparently in love with the word “throttling” and Steve Tambellini is not helping.
Wins and losses and how they happen will have to wait for another day.