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02-25-2013, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by StarsFan74 View Post
Cowen and Fowler are squarely on him, since they were drafted immediately after his picks. I love it when his apologists at DBD keep insisting that he fired the guy responsible for Campbell (and Glennie?) and we should let the past go (and yet will rake Hicks through hot coals at every given opportunity), but fact remains that on the draft floor the GM gets to make the final decision. He failed at two attempts at drafting good d-men, if not franchise d-men, and barring sacrificing one of our offensive pieces to get that no.1 d-man, I don't see the problem fixing itself in the near future.
Yeah ...a rookie GM with a few weeks on the job was calling the shots at the draft table. That makes a ton of sense.

GM's run the NHL team ... that's why there is a large scouting team that handles the drafts and makes recommendations. You think Holland is flying around the world watching every draft pick himself? Every GM is making picks based on the recommendations of his scouting staff. With the exception of 1st round picks, the majority of GM's probably haven't seen a single game of the guys they are drafting.

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