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02-21-2011, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Paranoid Android View Post
So he acquired some 3rd and 4th liners? Yes, the Whitney deal was decent. No the Hossa deal wasn't (most Pens fans agree that he was useless in their cup run).
Seriously? Hossa scored 26 points in 20 games in their Cup Run. If you call that useless, what do you call any player on our team?

Shero has the boldness and creativity that Poile lacks. He's not afraid to trade a key player if he thinks it's going to make the team better. He gets vets for fairly cheap. Heck, he's not even afraid to fire a coach that took a team in the Cup Finals the year before.

He's bold and he's usually right.

There's no use in comparing the Poile/Shero track records because it isn't even close. Shero has more playoff wins in 4 years than Poile does in 27 years.

Yes, there are different factors in play, but I think Shero is possibly the best GM in hockey, with this trading being a huge example of that. Between him and Holland, IMO.

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