Madcombinepilot wrote:Fred, I am not against his swimming upstream, just his delivery.
each thier own, I guess.
Fred wrote:Madcombinepilot wrote:Fred, I am not against his swimming upstream, just his delivery.
each thier own, I guess.
Upstream that's the word I was looking for. I'm afraid I'm a bit of a glancer so i don't read all the superfluous chit chat But some of the players he doesn't like I don't care for either and as to MG after what ....4 years there has to be a review process. I don't think he's getting 10 out of 10. He seems to have a few warts worth looking at
Fred wrote:Blob personally I think there's a lot of flock mentality, unquestioned loyalty, which IMO is not healthy. I'd probably give MG a 6/10 score. I don't think he has a lot of courage, the gambles he takes are always the small ticket variety, peripheral sort of stuff. The core is practically untouched from when he took over, and I might be the first to say some times that's good, some times not so much. I've held season tickets since '73 and there's not a lot to distinguish him from his predecessor. I know he's won the Presidents trophy twice which I rate pretty high and is better other GM's but I'm starting to doubt he has what it takes to take us past that point in the play-offs. We lost one player, Daniel Sedin plus and injured Kesler and the team collapsed. Injuries are going to happen more years than not during the play-offs, we have nothing more than journeymen below that top 4-5 players.
IMO a team needs 4-5 'star" quality players on some heavy salaries as expected but you have to have some real quality youth at ELC filling out the roster at low salaries to keep within the Cap. We just don't have the up and coming youth at low salaries, and thats MG problem not Nonis et al.
Fred wrote:blah blah blah blah
Blob Mckenzie wrote:Fred wrote:You take two of ANY teams top 3 players and render them useless because of injury and they won't go far in the playoffs.
herb wrote:Blob Mckenzie wrote:Fred wrote:You take two of ANY teams top 3 players and render them useless because of injury and they won't go far in the playoffs.
No no no Blobby, this is where you have it all wrong.
Don't you remember how the Pens won the cup without Crosby and Malkin? The Blackhawks also won it without Toews and Kane. Anaheim won it without Getzlaf and Perry and Detroit has won it several times with their best players injured. How could you forget? Just last year, the Kings won the cup with a team that was decimated from injuries.
Blob Mckenzie wrote:What bugs me is outside of the twins and Kesler and Edler Fred and the cracked out dude keep referring to guys like Hamhuis, Schneider, Bieksa, Burrows and even Booth as journeymen.