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03-25-2013, 10:31 PM
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Gutchecktime
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Originally Posted by Bender View Post
Lol at you guys for thinking that IF Eric Lacroix is 'next in line' for the GM position, that Greg Sherman is taking any real decisions over his at the current time. Pierre is still the president and IS definitely still deeply involved in player decisions.

It wouldn't surprise me in the least to see Sherman and Sacco get fired and have someone like Sakic or Eric Lacroix named as GM. As has been mentioned countless times, Sherman wouldn't have gotten another GM position otherwise and how in the world did they even promote Joe Sacco with that piss-poor AHL resume to begin with?

Even if that does happen, it's STILL going to be business as usual.

I really don't get the Lacroix 'hate'. I mean, I understand that fans are pissed with the 'secrecy' and all that but since 2009 they have started building a pretty impressive lineup and if/when that ends with another top 3 pick in 2013, they are going to be pretty tough to stop in 2-3 years.

Or would you guys all prefer we handled our 're-build' like the leafs? I don't care what their record is, they are going nowhere. As soon as the 'Carlyle effect' wears off, you're going to start to see some serious warts on that team. I bet they don't make the playoffs NEXT year. There are a good handful of teams that are not built the right way and while they are still winning/above .500, they'll be good/decent/mediocre any given year and will never really go anywhere.

The Lacroix are building this team to run over other clubs. That's what they are trying to do here, it can't be a 'secret', it's painfully obvious! They want to make sure that they are a contender for the next 10-12 years...not one of these borderline teams that hopes their goalie gets red hot so they can go on a run.
Only one Leaf is over 30 years old (Liles). IMO, that's the biggest reason for the warts you speak of.

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