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05-08-2013, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by SJeasy View Post
That's the big issue, good GMs are hard to find. The last two hirings are probably the best available and by a large margin (JK and Nill). I don't see any others that are high on my respect radar. Experience in the NHL GM foodchain is a must which limits the survey field.

I do think DW has serious holes in his game, but if pinkslipped, he might himself be the best available. I certainly wouldn't want Burke or Lowe or several others whose holes make the Grand Canyon look like a small wash in the desert.
You have to look at assistants to franchises you believe are doing the job. Nill was definitely the guy I wanted but Dallas made a good move getting him out of Detroit. Past him and JK, it depends on what your emphasis is. Jason Botterill in Pittsburgh is probably still in the grooming process. Ron Hextall in LA is probably due for a GM spot soon if he wants it. Norm MacIver is probably someone to look at as well in Chicago. Don Sweeney in Boston is also an option but he probably will stay there until that position opens up. He's been a longtime Bruin.

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