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02-04-2004, 01:20 AM
Burberry Manning
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Originally Posted by Habs4ever
Ya He's terrible as coach but, when he came he was told to build winner and he has loaded team with all star players, and didn't giveup much to acquire those players, from any GM's perspective he's done great job as GM, he hasn't traded any top prospect from the team yet, so how could fans say he hasn't done much, Drafting is not something GM does, its Scouts job to find an gem, Ya I understand all the hate and everything but he's done everything to make this team winner, and if they can't manage to put it togather its not his problem, but then again he has to give coaching duty to more worthy person then himself, Sather has been fortunate enough to get involved in more then one deals, where it was in his favour, and didn't giveup much, just ask Quinn, he was furious last year when Rngers acquired Kovalev from Pittsuberg.
He assembles a team who is fatally flawed. A team is built from the net out, and Sather has taken the opposite approach. And where are all of these all-stars that you speak of? As I see it, only Mark Messier is an all-star. The rest of these guys WERE all-stars but are passed their prime. Plus he HAS traded some top prospects. Guys like Novak, Brendl, Kloucek, and our 1st rounder that was traded all has extremely high value for us at the time. And all they wound up getting us was a year of Pavel Bure, an inconsistent goaltender (who cant gain confidence from management), and 2.5 years of Eric Lindros' shell. Add into effect that we also lost Hlavac, Johnson, and Murray, all who had decent value as well. Then we also have the "Poti/York" disaster. Hey, that Radek Dvorak kid is playing pretty well now also. So basically Glen built us a team that is financially tied up come CBA time, is dreadfully old, but will please those nostalgic fans who remember when the guys on our team WERE good.

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