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04-13-2013, 06:46 PM
Karate Johnson*
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Originally Posted by SoFFacet View Post
No, that is completely inaccurate. The only thing that a GM can control is his decisions, and if the decisions make sense, he's doing a good job. If the decisions make sense but that doesn't translate to on-ice results, there are an incredible number of factors that exist between the GM and the ice that could explain that. What are you going to do, hire a GM whose decisions don't make sense and just hope that his different-ness leads to the playoffs?

Results is a downright unuseable metric when the team is selling present assets for futures (which is a high level strategy that most posters support, by the way). They could have kept Guastad last year and squeaked into the playoffs. Would that have made Darcy a better GM? They could have pulled a Washington and traded Grigorenko for Erat (or something) to try and make the playoffs this year. Would that have made Darcy a better GM?

#1 misconception on HFB. There are no GMs with crystal balls. Hindsight is criticizing based on information that was not available at the time of the decision, and pretending that there was a rational way to have "known better."

You are mad that we aren't contenders but can't point to any trend of incompetent decisions constituting the reason why. Ergo, directionless rage.
I have no desire to debate someone who believes the results don't matter. I got to that line and stopped reading. Obviously trading Gaustad last year and Poms this year make us worse.

Why were we in the position that we needs to trade those guys? Darcy's failure leading up to te deadline is why we had to move Pominville.

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