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Sports Illustrated Says: No Rebuild, Just a New GM + Retool
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02-24-2012, 03:39 PM
Join Date: Jan 2006
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If PG goes I think a new GM has a chance to look really smart right away.
I agree, for a new GM starting a career it's a perfect situation:
- Prestigious team
- Virtually unlimited budget
- Real NHL roster with strength at all positions and interesting youth
- High draft pick
- Ridiculously low expectations -- MSM will no doubt expect another lottery pick a la Edmonton
The next guy could probably just draft, fill in the roster with fillers, and even doing absolutely nothing else personnel-wise he'd still get credited for a gigantic turnaround. Nevermind that he'll have the space and funds to go hunting for top UFAs like Semin.
There will be one real, huge challenge though: finding a capable, analytical puck-possession coach who speaks French. This will be difficult, especially since the most qualified guys are either unavailable or were just fired by the organization.
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