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10-24-2011, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
That maybe true if the Blackhawks lost, but the Blackhawks won so it doesn't matter what COULD have happened, because it didn't.
...that doesn't mean the original decision wasn't *ing idiotically stupid. The Huet and Campbell contracts were indefensibly dumb, no matter what happened after the fact. They were stupid contracts. Bryz's contract is stupid. Lilja's contract is stupid.

If you want to talk about decision making, you need to assess the decision making, not unpredictable results... because unpredictable results are not repeatable, smart decisions are. If you want to place all your cards on evaluating management based on the unpredictable end result of winning a Cup, by all means go for it... but even blind squirrels find nuts. Doesn't mean it pays to be blind.

Phillies didn't win a WS, but acquiring and signing Halladay and Cliff Lee were pretty savvy moves. Trading Lee in the first place... not so smart -- though, perhaps, defensible.

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