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10-12-2012, 08:07 AM
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What results? Ryan O'Reilly? What else? Also, acquiring a player isn't a result imo. A result is acquiring a collective group that enables play-off contention, and having a shot at a cup, which we clearly don't at present
Unlike the others, I do feel that Pracey has been given increasing power in the pro scouting department, playing a huge role in the acquisition of McGinn + Sgarbossa and in my opinion the EJ trade. But that may be in part due to my belief that Sherman is a GM by committee, rather than doing everything himself.
Do you know what success is with prospects? 25%. If 25% of your prospects from any given year see even a handful of games in the NHL they are success stories (yes, TJ Hensick is a success story). What's a homerun? When Pracey drafts four players with excellent NHL upside in 2009, claims a 2nd round pick is top 15 in the draft from day 1 and hasn't been wrong since. Trades up and down in order to acquire Elliott & Barrie, both of whom won WHL defenseman of the year trophies.
So while you may be of the opinion we've done nothing to fix our current problems and this team is sinking faster than the Titanic, I like to believe that our recent drafting success and aggressive management by Sherman coupled with young studs like Duchene, Landeskog, O'Reilly, Varlamov and Johnson will lead us back to the promise lands.
The real difference though? I don't stress out about the team being where it is at, you act as if the world will end if Sherman doesn't find a way to get us into the playoffs tomorrow morning. Whether that's your intentions or not is not my concern.
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Landeskog The Viking
I agree hes semi bi-polar with this, i think the team is gonna do pretty darn good soon to even call duchene out at this point is ridiculous... maybe hes one of them crazy over reacting fans or just not a true fan and should just move on and watch edmonton or the penguins if he wants to see a team in it all now mode
He's actually a pretty passionate fan, but tends to take the negative viewpoint more than view the team in a positive light in an attempt to try and keep his bias out of the picture. Which would probably make more sense if he were discussing with an Oilers fan or something.
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