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02-22-2013, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by goosemooseduck View Post
Won't repeat myself about him being bad or good on how he currently manages the team under constraints imposed on him by owners (budget), I'll just say that under BM, Ducks will never be contenders. If it happens, It'll be because of some luck and/or team overachieving.

He doesn't have guts nor skill, like some other GMs (Burke for example), to take necessary risks to assemble something close to cup contending team and convince owners, it's time to open the wallet to get remaining pieces and have a run for a cup.

Granted, he haven't had that chance yet, but we'll see this and/or next season if he is good enough of a GM to not lose key assets (Getz/Perry) and take care of possible replacements for what is inevitable (Teemu retirement/production drop), fill other existing roster holes (either trough new acquisitions or current lineup of prospects), and work with owners on at least some budget flexibility to deal with the above and have a chance on going deep in POs.

Seasons 12/13 and 13/14 will let us know of how good (or bad) GM he really is.
Wow ducks won't be cup contenders under BM is a very strong statement. This season we were suppose to suck to almost every NHL analyst. Now we're second in the western conference.

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