Thread: Speculation: 2011 Acq./Rost. Bldg./Cap Part 5
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01-23-2012, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Capsman View Post
I never was crazy about the Corvo trade. He wasn't "the missing piece" worth a second round pick. What we needed at the time was a competent bruiser. Look at James Neal to see what a second round pick can get you. Arnott I can see the value of a 2nd, as he was the type of guy we needed for a cup run. The Hannan trade I understand, but we essentially lost Flash for a rental. I would have preferred picks or a more permanent piece. The Wideman trade in retrospect was very good, no complaints. And Fehr, F.B. trades were also in our favor. But like Boudreau I think McPhee's time may have run its course; he has a keen eye for talent.(or his scouting team does) but as an architect (making pieces fit together), and in terms of picking a coach, he seems to be lacking. If he is canned I would hope some of his scouting staff stays.
I agree, the scouting staff should stay. As for GMGM, I have no faith in ownership to hire a competent GM. I can just see Craig Button or Pierre McGuire here if GMGM is gone. Imo, those are worse than GMGM.

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