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08-17-2011, 04:01 PM
Joe T Choker
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Join Date: Oct 2002
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Let's fire Poile and bring in Sather, Lowe, Burke, Snow, or the guy who seems to most want the job ... Shea.
There are a few aspects of the team that need improvement like the 5on4 scoring; some that it would be nice if they got a boost but overall aren't bad like the 5on5 scoring and PK; and things that it would be great if we could simply sustain like a 99 point season with significant injuries starting in game two, disciplined play resulting in the team ranking as one of the best at staying out of the box, and a dominant back end with a top 3 goalie and one of the top defensive pairings in the league.
I read an article earlier today that mentioned that only four teams have won 40 or more games every season since the lockout ... the Preds being one. This is a team that made the post season in six of the past seven seasons. Tweaks are needed, not an overhaul.
If being a GM were easy any of us could do it. For the most part, message board members tend to make their draft decisions somewhere about five years after the pics are made when hindsight makes it easy. We complain that we didn't make a trade that another team did ... or that we didn't sign free agent X ... usually without much consideration for the details. We don't have to worry about the budget, or how to structure a contract so it fits, but we're quick to admonish GMs for not doing what we see as so simple from our little vacuum.
If Shea truly wanted a short term contract for big money, he became a hindrance to the very end state he's claiming to want.
Let's let Shea, Ryan & Pekka walk and bring in Lindback, Blum & Ellis or the guy who seems to most want the job ... Mr. Cigarran... See I can do it too
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