View Single Post
Old
09-30-2012, 01:02 AM
  #45
Sore Loser
HF Partner
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Spokane, WA.
Country: United States
Posts: 6,274
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Smitley View Post
  1. Jake Voracek and a draft pick for Jack Johnson - Good
  2. Kris Russell for Nikita Nikitin - Good
  3. Rick Nash for Anisimov, Dubi, Erixon - Good

Yep, Howson sucks.
You're sugar coating this to make your point look better. The facts:

1. Jake Voracek, Sean Couturier, Adam Lowry for Jeff Carter - Bad
1a. All of the above for Jack Johnson and a 1st round draft pick - ??? we won't know the outcome completely for a few years.
2. Kris Russell for Nikita Nikitin - Let this one play out too, you never know if we just got a great stretch from an o.k. player.
3. Rick Nash, 3rd round pick, Stephen Delisle for Anisimov, Dubinsky, Erixon, 1st round pick - ???

I'll also note that the three trades you mentioned were after Craig Patrick came along as his adviser. It's not like he's come in and made this team a Cup contender in 6 years. While I will argue that this franchise is in definitively better shape than it was when he first arrived, I don't think he's our savior. One has to look at many various aspects of his tenure - including drafting, developing, and the staff he's hired. cough Scott Arniel cough

Sore Loser is offline   Reply With Quote