Lowe's strength as a GM
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10-05-2003, 09:25 PM
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Location: Surrey, BC
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I am not in any way a Burke lover, in fact I also believe he is tremendously overrated as a GM. But that is seriously the most assinine post I have yet to read.
-He got Linden, the NHLPA president, to take a 3 million dollar pay cut right before becoming a UFA.
-he signed Jovo to a 3 year extension, at roughly 5 million per...for a d-man consistenly rated as top 10 in the NHL, 5 mill is hardly overpaying...
-May? 1 million per season-Oilers are paying more for a very similar player in Moreau-and they will be doing it for 4 bloody years...
-do you even know the canuck roster? was he supposed to expose Cooke and Ohlund in the waiver draft to hang onto the superstars known as Langdon and Baumer?
-blaming a GM for a player holding out WITH a contract? I'm honestly speechless...
-throwing games? wow...
-Baron, a 36 year old 7th d-man, and Klatt, a 32 year old injury prone 4th liner leave as UFA's...I know I'm shocked...
The absolute stupidest post I have ever read in my life-only because you were actually being serious! There are about 100 ways you could critisize Burke-yet everything you mentioned was flat-out imbecilic.
I was pissed off with his post and I mean extremely pissed off. I'm really getting angry and pissed off with all the Lowe bashing done by Canuck fans. What about some of the criticizms Lowe's received on the message board.
How can Lowe be overrated when he received death threats for trading Carter and Niinimaa. He's been criticized for every trade he's done. Fans wanted Lowe's head after Hamrlik was traded and they wanted him fired. Fans were angry and pissed after Guerin was traded.
Ever since taking over as GM, Lowe has been bashed to no end. Lowe can't do anything right according to some fans no matter what he gets in return in a trade and whom he drafts. He could get the better player in a trade and he'll get criticized.
"He just ate up Robyn Regehr for dinner, a spectacular play by Hemsky, and Robyn Regehr has got doo doo all over his face"
- Rod Phillips call on Hemsky's goal vs the Flames
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