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10-03-2008, 09:06 PM
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Rate Gainey's offseasons.

Gainey has now been our GM for the last few years, and has been at his post in the last 5 summers/offseasons. Now, to make a little change, I'm going to ask you to rate Gainey's offseasons based on :

- Drafting
- Trades
- UFAs
- Decisions taken on training camp (rookies...)

Summer 2004 :

Drafted : Chipchura, Grabovski, Streit
Acquired : Radek Bonk, Huet
Signed : None

Summer 2005 :

Drafted : Price, Latendresse, D'Agostini, S. Kostitsyn
Acquired : None
Signed : Kovalev (4 years, 4,5M/year), Dandenault (4 years, 1,75M/year)
Training camp : Assigned Latendresse to the QJMHL despite the kid having a great training camp. Signed Theodore to a long term deal.

Summer 2006 :
Drafted : Fischer, Maxwell, Carle, White, Valentenko
Acquired : Mike Johnson, Niinimaa
Signed : Sergei Samsonov
Training camp : Guillaume Latendresse makes the team before Andrei Kostitsyn. Ribeiro traded for Niinimaa.

Summer 2007 :
Drafted : Ryan McDonagh, Max Pacioretty, Subban, Fortier, Weber
Acquired : None
Signed : Roman Hamrlik, Patrice Brisebois, Tom Kostopoulos, Bryan Smolinski
Training camp : Decides that Price, Grabovski, and Chipchura all make the team before Lapierre and Halak.

Summer 2008 :
Drafted : Danny Kristo, Steve Quailer, Jason Missiaen, Maxim Trunev, Patrick Johnson
Acquired : Prospect D Greg Pateryn, Robert Lang, Alex Tanguay
Signed : Georges Laraque
Training camp : Likely sticks to the current roster, despite a great performance of many young guns.

Well here's my take :

Summer 2004 : B- (Good asset management, but poor drafting. His poorest IMO.
Summer 2005 : A- (Great draft, decent signings, Dandenault's was bad though.)
Summer 2006 : D+ (The signings and acquisitions were not what the team needed. The draft was not so good, but not so brutal neither. Ribeiro trade was this summer as well.)
Summer 2007 : A (GREAT draft, great signings)
Summer 2008 : A So far, hard to say, but I'd say that right now, it's another A (good draft, great assets management, he filled our needs well)

So guys, what is your take? I just created this thread so we can talk about all the work done by Gainey in the last few years. Feel free to let your comments.

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