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02-25-2013, 11:36 PM
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Troy McClure
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Originally Posted by BigG44 View Post
... and that's not being an apologist pointing out the Bernhardt firing. That's having an accurate understanding of the way amateur scouting works in the NHL.
When his scouts tell him they like Glennie best, he has the power to tell them to give him the best d-man available, or he can trade up or down to get to one.

There is no excuse for the Campbell pick. A year had passed. I don't care who the scouts were. Picking a goalie there was his decision.

It is being an apologist to absolve him of blame for picks made on his watch. Nieuwy didn't scout those players, but he signed off on the picks knowing what positions those players played. The quote about restocking shelves is a good one. Nieuwy knew he had no d-men, and he did nothing with those picks to get a d-man. That's on him, and it may end up being some of the reason why he's fired this summer if the Stars miss the playoffs.

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