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01-31-2013, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post
Failing to maintain a status quo is a direct effect of swinging for the fences and foul-tipping until you eventually strike out in the last at bat.

Holmgren tried EVERYTHING POSSIBLE to get a relevant defenseman in here. If Nashville hadn't balled up and accepted what is potentially a franchise-crippling contract, then he would've gotten away with it.

Is it your fault if you work 4 straight years to get your diploma and on graduation day the school burns down?

Come on, man.
You're referring to the general manager position as if it's a simple science, as if all you need to do to be successful is sit in front of your laptop, crunch numbers, and make the most prudent and the most intelligent moves.

That's probably about 0.1% of it.

The remainder is about being a shrewd, conniving, persuasive, lying, dastardly businessman, and if you don't think so you're incredibly naive.

If our scum bag doesn't beat out other scum bags at scum baggery, he's not being a good enough scum bag and ought to be held accountable.

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