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01-06-2010, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by JSaq View Post
The thing is, the GM has to anticipate the potential issues. Like having 6 of your top 8 forwards be more comfortable at center, like guys with the injury histories of Briere and Gagne getting hurt, like not having a sure thing in goal...

I was as guilty as anyone of overrating this team. The thing is, it's not my job to build a Stanley Cup winner. If it was, and this was the results I had assembled, I'd expect to be fired.
Me, too, or I certainly wouldn't be surprised by the axe, and if I had to petition to keep my job, it'd be touch-and-go.

At the same time, if I were Mr. Snider, I think it'd be reasonable to conclude that Holmgren has gathered good pieces, just not the right ones, and it's rare to accomplish both.

Carter, Giroux, Gagne, Coburn, Hartnell, Timonen (to a lesser extent) - they have all failed to meet the expectations of most observers.

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