Do you fire Laviolette? (Philadelphia Daily News article dated March 12, 2013)
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01-30-2013, 04:54 PM
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I don't understand the hate on Homer.
They guy has done everything he could possibly do to make the team better.
-Has given us a solid young core
This absolutely remains to be seen. So far, our trades have yet to yield any stud player. Couturier has promise but his offense has left a lot to be desired. B. Schenn has looked awful. Voracek looks terrible, and Wayne Simmonds looks good, but he'll never truly be a star player, as he has no hands.
-Went out and paid big bucks in effort to solve the goaltending issue
So? Spending money to try and solve a problem doesn't make you a good GM. In fact, often the best GMs are the one who can find a cheap yet efficient solution to a team's problems. A better GM might've allowed Bobrovsky to mature in the AHL, rather than forcing the issue immediately and then necessitating that we trade him when we acquired Bryz. As the season moves forward, take notice of Bob's play in Columbus. Thus far it's been outstanding and he's paid next to nothing on the cap.
-Went out and tried to bring home Weber
I'm seeing a theme here about what Holmgren "tried" to do. Does the fact that Holmgren tried to get Weber help the team this year? Do we have a #1 defenseman on the ice right now? No? Then he gets no credit for what he "tried" to do. This is a results oriented business. The team doesn't get credit each and every year because they "tried" to win the Stanley Cup.
-Isn't afraid to ruffle feathers and piss people off to get what he wants
Eventually, that ruffling of feathers can come back to bite us, with teams offersheeting us to drive up the price and/or refusing to make deals with us, or making us pay a higher price for deals. We'll never know what truly goes on behind the scenes, but if you think ruffling the feathers of other teams/GMs comes without consequences, you're dead wrong. And oh btw, what has Homer's "ruffling" gotten us thus far? What do we have to show for it?
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