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02-05-2011, 12:49 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
It's way too easy to look back and say what should have been done. Recently? Erberle/Ennis instead of Pickard. Oshie/Statsny instead of Parent. But I'm not going to go down that road for long winded analysis.
My main gripe with Poile isn't his drafting, it's that I don't think he has what it takes to get us to the next level. This is a combination of everything-- playing it "safe" at the draft, unwillingness to move assets, and an overall sense of passivity. We can look back at his record and say "hey, that's pretty good" but in the meantime, teams are winning in playoffs because they've done better. So, for now, I keep it simple with with my analysis of Poile- "pretty good."
He's the perfect GM for building an expansion team, but he hasn't proven to be a good GM for building a playoff competitive team, at least so far in his 20+ year career.
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