What would GM Messier do differently?
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04-17-2011, 09:22 AM
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Incompetency/Bad decisions do not constitute not having interest in building a winner...there is a difference.
The Blackhawks under Old Man Wirtz, the Bruins pre-lockout while Harry Sinden was GM and the Islanders during the Wang era are examples of teams having no interest in building a truly competitive team capable of winning the Cup...Sather has the interest he's just not
I agree with this. I think Sather wanted to build a winning team, he just wanted to build it HIS way, using methods of the past -- and then was too egotistical to abandon the approach even in the face of overwhelming evidence of failure. Then came the salary cap, which essentially forced him to make some adjustments -- yet even under the cap, you could still see plenty of signs of the old Sather.
I dislike and have disliked Sather as GM, but there is a
of difference between what we've experienced under Sather and what Blackhawks fan experienced for so many years with ****ing Bill Wirtz as owner. At least Dolan has been willing to spend money; you have to give him credit for that. Sather has on the whole been poor as GM, but Bill Wirtz was on a completely different level of frustration.
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