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03-30-2013, 10:03 AM
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It is kind of humorous when many of those calling for Murrays head years ago, presumably in the name of accountability, now don’t see why this thread would be resurrected, and at Easter no less.

I’d think there are very valuable lessons to learn. Why, when after signing most of our stars to their first ufa contracts as his first order of business, did he try he then try to keep team continuity by hiring Paddock, hire from within for Clouston, bring in Jason Smith for character, replace Heatley with Kovalevs two year contract?

Of course it’s easy to say all those were wrong moves, and they didn’t work and claim it is in the name of accountability you wanted him fired. But that would’ve thrown the baby out with the bath water, would’ve been judging a GM by his first two years on the job, and would’ve failed to recognize the necessity of building up from within before the big rebuild will have an effect, and perhaps most importantly, when you can properly evaluate a GM.

Now suggesting Murray should’ve been fired was right even in hindsight per se shows why resurrecting this thread is necessary to me. You still appear to have some learnin to do. Why were you so wrong? Why could you not see the forest for the trees. Why were you unable to recognize an exceptional GM when we had one and were willing to fire him because you were angry, frustrated, and wanted a scape goat and quick answers? Will you continue to be so wrong in the future in a similar situations? Enquiring minds want to know.

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