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01-26-2012, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by joshjull View Post
I wouldn't be opposed to it but would rather wait until the off season to screen more candidates. Since more will be available then.

Two questions

1) how would you feel if they got his team to go on a run and miss out on a lottey pick?
Personally, I wouldn't be crazy about it but that's something that's hard to legitimately control. If it happens it happens, they can upgrade the organization without a lottery pick and, if necessary, they have the resources to make a Carter/Couturier-type move.

2) I think Dudley is a sharp hockey guy. But to my knowledge he has never been a successful GM. Why so gung ho to hire him? Is it just because he isnt Darcy?
I'm not crazy about hiring a former GM period because I feel they basically went that route when they kept Regier in the first place (which I was open to). Regier had a long, specific track record with the organization under certain ownership constraints. Pegula/Black came in, got his plan for building a team with unrestrained resources and it went kablooey (sp?). My desire for a new GM is to find the next Chiarelli/Shero/Yzerman. Dudley has had some success, but is he "that" much better than Regier? I'm not sure but I'm not convinced he would be.

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