Thread: Post-Game Talk: So...you still wanna fire Homer?
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04-24-2010, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
This is a really poor reason to say Homer is doing a good job, as those predictions are almost always inaccurate, and are largely derived of bizarre hype.

Additionally, no, the GM is not asked just to make a "good team on paper." If that was the case we'd ignore the season and just give out the Cup at the end of August. A good team on paper and 25 cents will buy you a 25 cent cup of coffee.
Never said that whats on paper wins cups, simply that the GMs job is to make the best team on paper. Every now and then there a weird cases like the Sharks where its not working and you have to make your team at least different on paper.

Homer made a big move bringing in a top 5 D man in the league. Brought in a ton of grit that is needed in the playoffs.

Just because those predictions are inaccurate at the end of the year does not mean they are founded on nothing at all. Homer has made some mistakes but he has done a good job. Still can't believe people are blaming him for contracts too (not you) but Briere got UNDER his market value for his year of UFA coming off the best year of his career. He should play like he has the playoffs all year. Thats on him not Homer. Plus Harts deal is bad now because of his struggles but a gritty character guy that puts up close to 30 is worth 4.5. That said im pretty sure he has an injury. Its pretty dumb to say that a pro hockey player can t stand up on his skates because he sucks...

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