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03-08-2013, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by The Dingo View Post
Even if he is the lesser of two evils... He still belongs on the list.
Vehemently disagree. I think it's absolutely insulting to history to take someone whose career record as GM was 173-190-60, particularly considering the situation that he stepped into, and put him anywhere within a mile of a list called "worst GMs in NHL history".

Now, if he had all sorts of talent and tools at his disposal and did nothing with it, that would be quite another thing. If he'd arrived in Montreal in 1976, or Edmonton in 1982, or Detroit in 1995, and had that record, it would be another story. But take a look at what Columbus had on the NHL roster (two actual NHL players under age 30) and in the farm system (nothing) and tell me that he belongs on that list.

I was talking about this with my mother a couple days ago. She mentioned that today is a far cry from 2007, when an injured defenseman meant that Derrick Walser or Aaron Johnson was on his way up, and an injured forward meant that one of Alex Picard, Steve Goertzen, or Geoff Platt would make an appearance.

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