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10-31-2013, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by bigguy13 View Post
Gordon is ok has cooled off
Belov to soon to evaluate, so was Corry Potter and look how that has turned out
Ferrence is another smallish defenseman who doesnt hit or punish
Joensuu injured and only played well when preseason when we played half nhl rosters
Perron is a good trade

We still have smallish centers who get injured easily, Gagner is weak at faceoffs and a defensive liability and he signed a massive cap hit.
If by cooled off you mean 2nd most faceoff wins in NHL and most blocked shots by a forward then sure.. He is also at a 20% shooting %. and 60%+ on the dot.

Dont buy the too soon to evaluate... We have seen enough to know that he is an upgrade over anyone on the bottom pairing. The fact that he has been getting more ice time than Smid and has been playing better than both Ference and Smid makes this a 'good' signing.

Ference is a veteran player that we need more of... Nothing special but good enough to a be a top 4 Dman.. You cant say that signing him was a bad management decision.

Joensuu when healthy was a beast ... Cant call it a bad pickup either..

The complainers are going to complain and pick fault in everyone.. MacT has done a good enough job so far when comparing to other GMs.

Sure he could have dangled Hall when Seguin was on the block.. The complainers would have still moaned.. There is no pleasing everyone..

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