Thread: News Article: Top GM's rated (DL #6)
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04-12-2013, 12:42 PM
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kingsfan
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No way I'd put Poile or SHero ahead of DL. The others I agree with.

While I 100% agree with the issues Poile is facing, bottome line is the guy has been a GM for 32 seasons (or is it 31?) and he has never made it to the Cup finals. I think he only made it as far as the conference finals once, and that was largely because John Druce morphed into Mike Bossy for a month. The results just aren't there to warrant that high of a mark.

As for Shero, once again it's no offense to him, but how hard is it to build a decent team when you walk into a situation where you have the top two players in the world (arguably) already in your stable? He's done very good trade wise for sure, but I wouldn't put him ahead of DL either. DL did a full rebuild to win the cup and has arguably the youngest team in the league, kept them all together after a cup win, and is in good shape to win year after year for several seasons, all in 6 years.

EDIT: I'm also curious how Burke gets votes considering he's not a GM.

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