Your thoughts on Darcy Regier as our GM
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07-31-2012, 10:08 AM
Give 'em Enough Rope
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Costa Rica
Let's see... inherited a team Muckler built that featured an all-world goaltender and did very little to augment the roster. They went to a Conference Finals, then a Finals, without closing the deal or improving positionally to support Hasek. Then Peca holds out and rather than make a deal at the deadline to improve his team, he waits.... and they lose in the second round where his all-world goaltender decides the lack of action from above means he wants out. And he wants out on his terms, leaving them with crap for Dom and a couple of prospects for Peca.
Similarly in '06, after taking nearly 5 years to ice a competitive team (and seemingly falling into having a small/quick team that could take advantage of post-lockout officiating and style), he sits on his hands rather than "upset the room". The lose in the CF. Next season? Team flaws are seemingly ignored much of the year and Regier can't get either of his co-caps signed due to internal policies and politics from above. They drop the CF, then steadily bleed talent.
He takes a long... long... long time to act. He has shown an inability to react in-season to situations. Yes, there have been ownership constraints at times in his tenure. That doesn't change the history of him not being able to add on to a very good team to make them a champion. Hell, he's shown unwillingness/inability to make in-season adjustments simply to make a bad team better or shake an average team out of a funk when fresh bodies are clearly needed.
Screw ups like the Zigomanis contract fax issue or his not understanding LTIR in '07 costing them an effective third liner in Thorburn are further lowlights.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle
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