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01-09-2013, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Proto View Post
This seems overly charitable. Nonis won't "slowly" build from within. He'll just sit on whatever team he has and see what happens. He had his moments, but he wasn't willing to take an aggressive move when he needed to in order to improve the team, save one big trade for Luongo. There were lots of options open to him that he didn't pursue -- not trading for Richards was a good move, but it's easy to understand why ownership got tired of his act.

I think the problem with his deadlines was, as I said earlier, he was putting band-aids on bullet wounds. Giving away 2nd and 3rd round picks isn't a big deal, as they have little or no value. The odds of a 2nd round pick becoming anything useful are slim to none. My only problem is he never acquired guys good enough to keep around, whereas Gillis tends to acquire useful buy-low players with his picks (Higgins, Lapierre, notably).
Not trading for Richards wasnt his decision. Feaster chose to go with Dallas package.

Nonis offered Schneider, Bourdon 1st (Hodgson), 2nd, 3rd

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