Is JFJ the right man for the job?
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07-14-2005, 02:49 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Another vote for too early to tell for JFJ.
I think the signing of Niewy and resigning of Belfour were great decisions. Button good, Maurice, great. Move off the Rock - great. I don't even regret the Leech trade; it was worth the shot. I am a big Pat Quinn fan so i like that resigning too. Never liked the Jackman trade, but hardly significant. He also signed several good kids out of the NCAA and Juniors that have promise, so it's all good.
Given JFJ's A-type personality, attention to detail, legal background, and good references leading him to be a rookie GM I have a lot of hope for his success.
I think there are those that are predicting the Leafs demise under the new CBA -- I don't think it is called for. From the existing roster and some 400 UFAs out there, the Leafs will have enough room to ice a good team this year once Nolan, (and my preference) McCabe is bought out. And for the coming years - while it is true that the Leafs farm is depleted, the falling age of UFAs is enough to recover.
I think there will be plenty to look forward to.
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