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04-13-2013, 11:30 PM
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Ron C.
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Originally Posted by Pondslider View Post
This whole notion that Darcy isn't to blame for anything after 07 is mind boggling. Its not like the Sabres didn't spend any money. They spent a ton of money on the wrong players. He still picked Drury to try to retain instead of Briere and lost them both. He still confidently went into the next season with his "core" and failed. And kept failing. He lost two centers in 07 and didn't get anybody to replace them. Why doesn't he get deserve any blame for that? He is the GM isn't he? Isn't that his job?
He does deserve blame. He signed Leino when Richards was not an option, he traded for an out of shape Torres, Dominic Moore with a broken wrist and a over the hill Rivet. He overvalues his own players to a fault and has sat on players (Stafford) who could have been sold at a higher value.

On the other hand, he has drafted well for his draft position. He has gotten good value with trades (except when options were non-existent...Hasek). On the whole, I have no issues with Regier as GM.

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