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01-18-2013, 09:23 PM
Alan Jackson
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Originally Posted by putridgasbag View Post
AV had nothing to do with trading the prodigy or the acquisition of Pahlsson. Last I heard GMs make the roster decisions and coaches make the lineup decisions. Gillis is the one who sent down Schroeder and kept Ebbett and he would be the one to trade the prodigy and bring in the aging vet.
I disagree. Vigneault has a great deal of input into personnel decisions, and without revisiting the events leading up to last year's trade deadline, let's just say the writing was on the wall. And Vigneault was holding the pen.

Clearly, the bucks stops wih Gillis, and he's the one making the final call, but let's not kid ourselves. Vigneault was right there in the war room. (Tossing a football, if I recall.)

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