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03-03-2013, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by CBJBrassard16 View Post
Howson was a good GM here. He cleaned up the mess XGMDM started, and he got us to the playoffs. His only mistakes in my mind were the trade for Carter, Hiring Arniel, and drafting Filatov. You can argue that firing Hitchcock is in there too, but at the time it was justified and needed because the team had quit on him. He had some solid picks in the later rounds that will help the team in the long run. He was hardly ever hosed on trades, and at least got fair return in a lot of them. He set the foundation for the team, and its Jarmo and JD's job to build on the foundation.
I think that, over time, this will come to be the middle ground around which a near-consensus is formed.

I remember when Richard Nixon died, there was a political cartoon that had an artist painting a portrait titled "Nixon Legacy". An observer standing near the artist asked why it was being painted so slowly, and the artist said something like, "Just calm down. This is quite a bit more complex than they usually are."

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