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02-24-2013, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Foppa2118 View Post
It's pretty off base IMO. I don't see what the big deal is, people just change their opinion every other month on the EJ trade, depending on how hot or cold Stewart is. I'll still take EJ over Shattenkirk as a top pairing D, so even if Stewart finds some consistency over an entire season, it's not really worth crying over IMO.

Other than that, what has he done that's so bad? Varly turned out to be a great deal. Flash was a good pickup before his illness. Mueller was a good pickup before Blake ran him through the glass. O'Byrne was a solid pickup up until this season. Hejda has played pretty well for the most part.

He didn't have a whole lot of options for D last summer, and I don't blame him for not wanting to match Suter and Carle's demands. Garrison clearly wanted to go to Vancouver.

Meanwhile Sacco hasn't found any sort of consistent success for the last three years. The team hasn't had any kind of real identity since his first season, and one of his best players in Stastny has gotten worse and worse under his watch. he can't get his best players to play at or near their best, the special teams are awful, division teams know how to pick him apart, and there's no semblance of a system, or real team game.

Meanwhille the Sens have had just as many injuries as us, but Maclean finds a way to get them to win games. If we had a real coach, Sherman would be looking like an absolute genius right now in all facets.
Getting nothing in return for Mueller and Fleischmann was both bad luck and absolutely putrid asset management on the part of Sherman. We are rebuilding here. If you don't want to re-sign the guys, you better don't trade for them. Did we have bad luck with their injuries or medical conditions? Sure we did. Still no reason to be excited about selling off Hannan and Wolski for absolutely nothing. We essentially let them walk. Very bad asset management.

Liles trade was horrid. Hejda's deal is bad but atleast he took a chance. ROB trade was ok. Hunwick was horrible (just because he blocks a roster spot) and PAP cancels out Jones. Letting McClement walk was very bad. We are a rebuilding team for christ sake...
Anderson for Elliott was putrid. How on earth do you not get atleast a 3rd from Ottawa or another team in this trade? It is not like Elliott showed anything with OTT...
Varlamov was an overpayment where he got insanely lucky and worst of all not firing Sacco and letting the ROR situation get out of hand like this.
I am very indifferent on the EJ trade even though we probably lost this trade.
I only wonder if there was a possibility of somehow substituting Shattenkirk for a lesser piece and remove the pick swap or something. In hindsight we should have traded Stastny but eh...

His only really good moves where Winnik + Gali for McGinn and Sgar (and he totally had the SJ GM over a barrel there) and probably the Downie trade.

Biggest failure:
Any GM that holds onto Joe freaking Sacco should be canned together with him immediately...

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