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01-19-2013, 12:04 PM
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Have no problem with this. When you look at it, Regier has made all of the right moves in the Pegula era and even beforehand did as much as he could with what he had to work with. The difference between the Golisano era and Pegula era for Regier is the money flexibility but regardless of the era, Darcy has always drafted very well and hasn't really made a bad trade.

He's been able to make some way bigger and better moves under Terry which makes him look a lot better but he never was ever a bad GM. Many of us felt he was too conservative and at times might have been right but some of that had to do with the money he was given to spend. When you think about it though, under the Pegula era especially, he's made not one bad move and all pretty damn good ones, from drafting to trades to free agency to re-signing our own players for a good price; Darcy's done a great job with it all. Some:

-Cody Hodgson + Alexander Sulzer for Zack Kassian + Marc-Andre Gragnani
-Steve Ott + Adam Pardy for Derek Roy
-Robyn Regehr + Ales Kotalik + second-round pick for Chris Butler + Paul Byron
-Re-signed Tyler Ennis ($2.8M cap hit and without losing RFA status)
-Re-signed Tyler Myers ($5.5M cap hit and front-loaded the contract)
-Re-signed Andrej Sekera ($2.75M cap hit)
-Traded for and re-signed Christian Ehrhoff ($4M cap hit and front-loaded the contract)
-Drafted Mikhail Grigorenko and Zemgus Girgensons (moved up in the first to #14) and got both signed to ELCs during the summer
-Paul Gaustad + fourth-round pick for first-round pick

We can go back even further to the Pominville, Miller, and Stafford re-signings but they were in the Golisano era IIRC. Not to mention the Briere, Drury, and Dumont trades, etc. from even further back. A couple trades Darcy took a gamble on that really didn't pan out like the Moore and Torres trades, but ever since Hasek, hasn't made a bad one and he had no control over that one, as we all know.

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