Feaster is not one of the worst gm's!
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07-06-2012, 10:11 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
[QUOTE=CGYPUKSUX;52212063]Feaster is a reflection of the hockey team and the hockey team is a reflection of Feaster. They are both mediocre without the commitment to be great. Feaster had opportunity at the trade deadline last year and failed miserably. He called out the team, made a promise of change come the deadline to the fans, and then proceeded to sign Tim Jackman to an extension as his big move. He, like the Flames core players, are all talk and no delivery. Frankly, they are the perfect match and should lead to future years of mediocrity for us Flames fans. Until we fans start demanding excellence, by demanding the underachieving core get moved, this team will do nothing. and we'll continue to be the butt of jokes.
Oh, and about that worst GM in the NHL, how about that guy that runs the Philadelphia Flyers. I don't know how many teams would be happy to watch the core of their team, from two years ago, hoist the Stanley Cup above their heads for another team. Why Holmgren hasn't been put on a spit and roasted is beyond me. Future be damned, worst GM in the league and the results are etched on the Stanley Cup as proof.[/
Here is what Holmgren did his first year while taking over Clarke into the season:
With the team clearly on the verge of missing the playoffs for the first time in 13 years, Paul Holmgren set his sights on rebuilding the team and preparing for the future. Forsberg, unwilling to commit to playing next season, was traded to Nashville for Scottie Upshall, Ryan Parent, and 2007 first and third-round draft picks at the deadline. Veteran defenseman Alexei Zhitnik was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers for prospect defenseman Braydon Coburn. The Flyers also acquired goaltender Martin Biron from the Buffalo Sabres for a 2007 second-round pick. Given wide praise for his efforts, the Flyers gave Holmgren a two-year contract and removed the interim label from his title. In June, the Flyers made a trade which sent the first round draft pick they had acquired in the Forsberg trade (23rd overall) back to Nashville for the rights to negotiate with impending unrestricted free agents Kimmo Timonen and Scott Hartnell
out: Forsberg, Zhitnik, 2nd rounder
in: Timonen, Hartnell, Coburn, Biron, Upshall, Parent
Not a bad 1st year
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