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05-12-2006, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by geeman
he has done a masterful job developing his team in only his first year as GM.
The bottom line is he saw great potential out of his youth and trusted them to play
major roles. He wasn`t a fool when he took over, he dumped the Fedorov`s etc..
who didn`t fit into his long term plans , weren`t worth the money , etc..
He made a major splash by getting a top 3 Dman in Neidermayer , and resigning
a key vet in Selanne at the right price, ( he has played over his head , at 36
he probably wont do this next year ) He devloped a hard working skilled team with
the right componenets moving ofrward . He can now move Gigurerre for some hlep , knowing his young goalie has played great . We have started the path with kids
slowly this year , and hope he gives them a bigger chance to shine next year .
Wow imagine if the habs had neidermeyer and Sellanne

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