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07-24-2013, 10:33 AM
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I love when people do this.
They criticize a GM, get asked what they would do better as the GM, and then they use the old "I don't get paid to be a such and such" to save themselves. GTFO. Holmgren was clearly pressured by Snider that year for a new #1 goalie and Snider even openly admitted it in the press.
More like you GTFO. I love when people selectively quote.
There was no obfuscation. I made the statement and qualified it with the fact that I would have fired the coach going into this season and he will probably have to do so anyway like he did with Stevens. I criticized him that offseason for keeping Stevens and signing him to an extension and sure enough it almost bit him in the ass as he waited too long to get rid of him. Only Boosh and Giroux saved him..otherwise we were looking at no playoffs. He did what he had to do but again he was reactionary and again it shows how inconsistent the man is with his decisions. Even that year when we had to do salary dumps with Upshall, Metropolit and Vananaan(sp) to comply with the cap he screwed up the chemistry going into the playoffs which the players themselves lamented. Heck he's even admitted that he's been too reactionary and lacked patience so this is not some contrived criticism.
Once again..he's not necessarily a bad GM and yes he rights his wrongs but his decisions are all over the board. I agree that having Snider breathing down his neck doesn't help but like he said in his interview...him, Snider and Lukko have a lot of debates (his words). If Snider keeps trumping him and Holmgren feels he can't do the job he's paid to do..then if I were him I would resign and maybe that is in the works since Hextall has been brought in.
The whole Snider meddling..is another debate for another time....
BTW..ironically enough Meltzer in today's blog post has this to say about Lavi's job security and I agree. The only reason Lavi stuck around was b/c getting rid of him would have been an indictment on Holmgren himself since he didn't necessarily help the situation out last season with the way the team was assembled. Meanwhile, there were lots of good coaching candidates looking for jobs and I wouldn't be surprised if one of them that has been picked up wins coach of the year since lately that is how it has been going for the Flyers (Richards and Carter with a cup and Bob with the Vezina).
Another interesting angle on Laviolette's selection to the Olympics -- one that the Flyers hope will be a non-issue come February -- is that his NHL job security could be tenuous this year if Philly struggles in the standings the way they did last season. If the Flyers play well, the struggles of the lockout-shortened season will be forgotten. If the team runs into trouble in the first half, there is at least a possibility that someone else could be behind the Flyers bench by the time the NHL breaks for the Olympics.
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