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05-10-2008, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Brisk-Illusion View Post
I don't see what is so ridiculous about this.

Hate him all you want, Tie is actually pretty smart and a very hard worker; how else would someone with as little talent as him be able to make millions of dollars playing professional hockey?

Don't we have Bob Gainey as our GM ? He didn't make it past grade 9, yet he's a competent GM. There is also a very long list of un-successful GMs with lots of degrees and credentials. It doesn't take a genius to be a good GM, it just takes someone who can read his opponents and strike the best deals at the right time. Tie was the sort of player who could always get under a opposing player's skin, and that is the most critical skill in negotiations, whether it is with other GMs, UFAs, or RFAs.

Everyone laughed at Garth Snow when he got hired, but he's done a better job than most other GMs in the league with what he was given.
I agree with you again.

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