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02-24-2013, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by triggrman View Post
Shero follows Poile's blueprint, he just happened to have a couple of gifted #1s.
Very partially true.

Ex 1: James Neal. Pens need more scoring, they find a way to get.

Ex 2: Kunitz.

Ex 3: Firing Therin after the team went to SCF the year before. An agressive move Poile would never do an a million years. End result: Pens win SCF.

Ex 4: Trading Jordan Staal when it was obvious he wans't going to sign long term. Another move Poile would never do an a million years (see Suter, Hamhuis). Now the Pens are even more stocked up for the future.

There are others, but without a doubt, Shero is way more agressive than Poile. And he's smart in his aggressiveness. Poile's idea of aggressiveness is to overpay at auction for pending FAs. That's the only thing he knows to do apparently when it comes to improving the roster.

The last 2 years have shown why Poile can't take a team to the elite level. He hasn't in 30 years and I don't expect it to change. He will only take us as far as we've gotten. Do the same stuff, expect the same results-- story of Poile's career. Don't expect it to change.

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