Thread: Speculation: Shane Doan (Re-signs with Yotes)
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07-09-2012, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Illinihockey View Post
Right, but people gloss over that the Hawks were a short handed, empty net goal away from being on the brink of first round elimination and then where would they be? Cap hell with no Cup. People can laud Tallon and say go for it in retrospect after we won it. If not those same people would be moaning about bad contracts and lack of cap space.
People seem to have forgotten a rather large part of the "cap hell" happened BECAUSE the Hawks won the cup and we got saddled with Toews and Kane hitting every single performance bonus they possibly could have.

I have absolutely no problem with that sort of thing at ALL. Bring on Cup related cap hell every time!

Other GMs appear to be able to make moves to address their team's needs. If Bowman can't do this - and I remind you all, he has not successfully done this yet in his time here - then he should be removed for someone who can.

I, for one, am not satisfied with "well, I really wanted to improve the team, but I just couldn't!" as an excuse. He dawdles. We know coaching is a problem, but all he does is let go of (quite possibly the wrong) assistant coach after passing the buck to Quenneville. We know goaltending is a problem, and he sits on it hoping that by changing nothing it will miraculously improve. We haven't had a second line center for how many years now? His solution is a nearly dead Brendan Morrison. Powerplay has needed help for years? Bring in Brunette and make it even more embarrassing. Hawks get pushed around all the time in their own zone? The clear answer is to spend valuable draft picks on small, non-physical John Oduya.

Yeah you could say my patience with this fraud is wearing thin. He better get Doan, but even that would just be a very temporary reprieve.

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