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04-16-2013, 12:26 AM
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Meddling ownership was a problem throughout those years.
But Lowe/Mact were instrumental in all the terrible decisions that occurred during that time. Bad trades, poorly utilized assets both on and off the ice, gong-show UFA acquisitions/attempted acquisitions, utter failure in cap projections, universally terrible talent evaluations, etc etc. You don't get as bad as the Oilers became because an ownership group that hasn't been around since 2008, not to mention even if the EIG was willing to sacrifice the future to stay afloat, the decisions on what players to invest in to accomplish that were terrible.
Mact/Lowe deserve no trust, and burke was never the right guy for the situation either. This team needs Ray Shero, not the old boys club or another blustering egomaniac.
Can Shero bring Crosby and Malkin with him? Shero's nice, and not available, but you can't disregard the environment he is operating in and how it has benefited him. Kunitz isn't half the player he is in Pitt playing here. Neal no question was a fantastic move but he robbed Dallas you could say 28 other GM's missed on that one.
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