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06-06-2012, 08:21 PM
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So the team WAS expected to do better?
Yay or nay?
Again, if so then Tambo has no business being extended.
Im not a fan of Renney, and the game/play you selected as an example was inexcusable.
But what about Tambo's mistakes?
Signing Barker? Foster? Khabibulin?
Trading Brodziak for sock tape?
For every mistake you can attribute to Renney, Im sure you could find two or three for Tambellini.
If they said going into the Hall draft that they were OK with doing the Pittsburgh route (which I suspect is what they agreed upon) and getting a few more high picks for the next 1-2 years to surround Hall with high end talent, in the same manner as Toews was on a stacked team and so was Crosby ... then IMO you can't fire the GM for simply doing what he was supposed to do.
Not unless it's a special situation where someone incredible becomes available on the open market as a GM.
They did improve by 12 points this year. If they improve by another 12-14 next year, they'll be right around where Colorado was this year, competing for a playoff spot down the stretch.
Honestly we probably fluked out into getting the 1st overall this year. If RNH/Hall didn't get hurt or Hemsky had a stronger bounce back season, we're probably drafting 4th or 5th.
What killed us really is Renney got virtually no secondary scoring out of Hemsky, Paajarvi, Omark, Belanger. Our GA wasn't great, but it actually wasn't that bad.
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