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03-23-2012, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Schooner Guy View Post
Houle and it's not even close. Horrible trades, horrible drafting, and lineups full of AHL calibre players. There was no reason to be optimistic during entire Houle era. He drafted horribly and always threw a prospect away in every trade.

We've at least been competitive under Grundman, Gainey and Gauthier (other than this year).
This sums it up on Houle quite nicely. He did it all. Major disaster trades like Roy, throwing away prospects like Andrew Cassels and Craig Conroy and the drafting in the 1st round was brutal. For some reason unkown to me the ability to skate was not a priority and he drafted guys like Terry Ryan, Eric Chouinard , Brad Brown, Jason Ward etc. I do agree with earlier comment that Ronald Corey is also a culprit, especially in the Roy trade. I despised that meddlesome, self-righteous, arrogant former President of ours. Nevertheless, it was Houle pulling the trigger, he was the GM. God he was awful, only Mad Mike Milbury was a worse GM in my memory.

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