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01-14-2013, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by the8bandarmadillo View Post
And for good reason. There are two ways to be successful. Long-term and short term (Detroit/Chicago(Tampa Bay). The Wild didn't win a playoff series. And they weren't built for long term success. So far, my prediction with Riser has come true and I was one of the only ones to openly criticize Riser early on.

The thing is, you can see the difference between Riser and Fletcher. I was critical of Fletcher early on especially with the Leddy and Kobasew trades but his draft picks have shown a lot more success than Riser's.
Rather have a GM that can draft and is willing to trade, even if that means missing on a trade, than GM that can neither draft nor make a trade.

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