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02-11-2009, 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Hermamoud View Post
I think Gainey built a good team over the years, but how can a GM predict that 95% of his roster would bomb this season? Should it be a requirement for GMs these days to have a degree in sports psychology?

And coming back to criticizing Timmins' pick, it's very unfair to compare Andrei Kostitsyn with Burns, Getzlaf or Parise. Those 3 players are playing their fourth year in the NHL, while Andrei Kostitsyn is only playing his 2nd full year, not getting nearly the ice time that those other players get.

It's a bit like when Boston traded Thornton. Back in 2006, everybody agreed to say that San Jose just robbed Boston. But now, the trade looks pretty even, Boston managed to acquire Sturm, Ference and Kobasew (after trading Stuart and Primeau), who are three very important components in their team. People jump to conclusions too quickly, it takes years to evaluate hockey deals and decisions.

Honestly, if you had the 1993 1st overall pick (at that time), wouldn't you have picked Daigle?

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