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05-14-2009, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Chimaera View Post
Average job?

you must smoke crack.

If McPhee had kept the team together and basically stayed at a 7-9 level spot and drug it out, he would have been average.

He took the team, gutted it, tore it down to NOTHING and built them back up. There are very few (a handful at that) of GMs in the league who can claim to have done a similar job. the caps have riches that 95% of the teams in the league can't hold a candle to. The prospects stocked in the farm systems still have diamonds who other teams can't sniff.

You can say what you want about GMGM, but the second he is fired in DC, he could pretty much pick a decent-prime job in the NHL without much effort. He has earned that. Picking Green out of the end of the Round alone is a coup that would get him in the interview door.
Answer the question...where would this team be without the LUCK of landing Ovechkin. Is this a playoff team without him? McPhee is trending upwards the last 4 years in the draft. What about the previous 6 years?!!?

How's that Fehr over Getzlaf pick working out?

Broken down year by year in analysis, there are so many blunders it's pretty obvious that McPhee is average at best but because of Ovechkin landing in his lap he's been given a lifeline. Without landing Ovechkin, McPhee was fired 4 years ago.

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