Any love for Holmgren now?
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11-14-2010, 04:56 PM
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He's made a lot of good moves and a lot of stupid moves. He would be a terrible GM for a team that had a budget below the cap, and still struggles with the budget imposed by the cap itself, but he could do a lot worse overall.
I actually think Holmgren would do a bit better if he was with a team that placed a bit more constraints on him financially. He is very good as a talent evaluator, IMO. He struggles when he moves away from that area and starts dealing with veterans and trying to manage his cap and contracts.
People forget that Sather was a really, really good GM when he was in Edmonton. He got a lot out of a limited budget up there. When he got to NYR, and had lots of money to work with, he started to look like an idiot.
I mean, sure, celebrate the Carter cap hit... but it's really amazing that this is being presented as some genius move. Signing players to massive long-term contracts isn't exactly difficult.
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