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04-03-2013, 06:22 PM
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Let's see ... in the past five years he's added Wilson, Josi, Beck, Bourque, and Ellis to the roster through the draft ... packaged Lindback and Latta in trades ... brought in Fisher and Gaustad long term ... just acquired one of the top rated Euro forwards ... but he does nothing to make the team better for the long term.
Both Weber and Suter have been puliclicy critical of Poile's complacently, so don't come in here with your smugness routine shaking heads. And it's likely a big reason both were willing to go elsewhere.
Having Guastad as an example of improving our team is exactly why our team is where it is. You also conveniently went back 5-6 years so you could include Wilson and Josi and in your list, otherwise all we got is Bourque as a legit NHLer right now.
Here's just a short list of Poile's achievements the last 3-4 years
- Our top 2 players wanted out in part to Poile's complacency
- Our best offensive player played Poile for a fool, twice
- Poile has burned assets at the deadline for rentals that didn't work out
- Poile has made no good trade since Steve Sullivan
- No trades or signings attempted to address glaring weaknesses (scoring)
- Best offensive signing: Linus Klassen
- Letting Hamhuis go for nothing when we knew we had no chance to retain him
- Letting Suter play him for a fool, when he should have traded him if he wasn't going to sign an extension
- Trading a 1st for Guastad
- Signing Guastad for $12 million dollars
- Giving Mike Fisher a raise and extension after he he played horribly for the whole 2nd half of the season
- Taking our best player to court to prove he wasn't worth the money
- Subsequently saying he didn't have time to work on other contracts (i.e. Suter extension) because he was spent all the time on taking our best player to court
But I do like the Erat trade. Been clamoring for this type of trade for years. But it was Erat-induced.
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