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10-28-2012, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Whitesnake View Post
Thanks for the find. If I said "admitted", I wasn't BS'ing. I either heard it directly or read it, though I don't remember which one. Yet, again, we have to salute him for convincing the AVs GM that O'Byrne was worth more than a 7th rounder. But Bournival himself, that's solely Timmins work. Same with Pateryn.

And people, it does go both ways. We call Gainey a genius for his great Rivet for Gorges and 1st trade. Great. It is indeed a great trade. But then people have it wrong when they say that it's a great trade by Gainey 'cause the trade is Rivet for Gorges AND Pacioretty. No. The 1st is Gainey. Pacioretty is Timmins. 'Cause if we go for Patrick White, Gainey STILL traded for a 1st....but we would have just miss the boat. And guess what? Gainey would NOT have been blamed for not getting Pacioretty.....Timmins would. But Gainey would have done his job.
I agree with your point but there's a little flaw with your example

GMs actually have a big say on the 1st pick when drafting

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