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02-16-2009, 08:47 AM
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You have to give that guy credit where its due. With all the controversy going on with that team over the last couple years, and he's still made them very competitive.

Darcy Regier out of Buffalo has to deal with an owner that puts an internal cap on the team, and DR is still able to keep the Sabres competitive.
very good point, while end results are the ultimate measuring stick, some gm's work from a considerable handicap and yet produce competitive teams...

holland, lou, sutter, wilson, polie, regier, chiarelli (though this offseason will be a huge test for him), holmgren... all of these G.M's rate among the top of the league imo.

I find it hard to put gainey in that category...

amazing that people can, in the same sentence, applaud his success using last year's -injury free- regular season as the main evidence, and excuse this year's performance because injuries aren't his fault... which one is it?

by next season, his success/failure will be made clear. I hope he's got something up his sleeve for the next 5-6 months, but if the team isn't a clear-cut top 3-4 in the conference next season, his 7th as GM, then there will be no more room to hide/find excuses.

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