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07-01-2013, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Kershaw View Post
The owner and GM deserve pretty much the bulk of criticism due to their inability to help construct contending teams despite a large payroll each season and generally decent drafting pickups. It's the constant roster overhaul garbage the past 7 years that aspire little confidence in this franchise to put out a winning team. The players and coaches are unfortunately dragged into this because of the ineptitude of the teflon GM and owner.
several times in the past Iíve posted a link to Jim Schoenfelds break up meetings with the Whale, the summer prior to signing
Richards. did you see it? Schoenfeld goes into detail about the philosophy and ďvisionĒ of the NYR organization. There is a unified front here. Its not an eccentric madman throwing #### at the wall to see what sticks.

In summary Schoenfeld states there will never be a conventional rebuild in NY because of where they finish in the standings. They will look to build the standard way all teams do, however they will largely depend on FA s and trades to bring in top talent. I realize this isnít the way some would like us to go about doing things, but in the situation we are in with Hank, this makes most sense at the moment.

The FA signings that didnít pan out are largely over criticized imo with Redden being the most unforgiveable gaffe. Regardless, it is largely on the player to bear the responsibility for his play or lack thereof. Many here see this team trending upward, if we can build a legitimate offense in front our defenseman and all star goalie. this is an enviable position to be in. Youíve admitted yourself that there's more than one way to build a SC contender.

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