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05-05-2011, 02:35 PM
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If any of you people knew anything about losing in the playoffs...... you would be losing in the playoffs.

I think GMGM might just get the axe after reading that quote about BB this morning. That's the most asinine quote I have ever heard from a GM in any professional team sport. The dude is delusional.

It's like winning in the second season doesn't even really matter to this guy.

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05-05-2011, 02:36 PM
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This is our vaunted GM....

Capitals general manager George McPhee said Thursday he expects Boudreau to be back next season.

But McPhee said Thursday he doesn't "see major changes" coming.

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05-05-2011, 02:37 PM
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If somehow McPhee continues to fleece Leonsis and the rest of us and keep Bruce and doesn't make major player changes....

Leonsis better ask him one question..."are you willing to bet your job and your credibility on this decision?"....

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05-05-2011, 02:38 PM
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McPhee isn't one to express himself transparently, especially the day after being bounced. I expected a bland, vague response and that's what there was for the most part. There wasn't much definitiveness in his statements.

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05-05-2011, 02:40 PM
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McPhee isn't one to express himself transparently, especially the day after being bounced. I expected a bland, vague response and that's what there was for the most part.
My thoughts exactly. I never expected him to come out and say "yeah we're going to fire the coaching staff and trade 10 players" the first time he spoke.

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05-05-2011, 02:41 PM
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I don't see his endorsement of Bruce as vague or bland. He made his position clear. To me, read between the lines, that means "I don't see any changes unless Ted forces me to".

Hey.....at least he's drafted well the last 5 years right? What a maroon.

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05-05-2011, 02:45 PM
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This is our vaunted GM....

Capitals general manager George McPhee said Thursday he expects Boudreau to be back next season.

But McPhee said Thursday he doesn't "see major changes" coming.
I am curious what you expected him (or any GM) to say?

Did you think he would say "I dont know if we will fire BB or not" "we expect to trade and move a bunch of guys or at least some core guys"

That wasnt going to happen, and you know that.

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05-05-2011, 02:50 PM
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I am curious what you expected him (or any GM) to say?

Did you think he would say "I dont know if we will fire BB or not" "we expect to trade and move a bunch of guys or at least some core guys"

That wasnt going to happen, and you know that.
This isn't a difficult question to answer and I'm surprised you asked it.

"We're going to evaluate everyone/everything and go from there".

Is that so hard?

Instead he endorses his coach.

Dullard.

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05-05-2011, 02:52 PM
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'Expects' for Boudreau to be back and 'no...but we'll see' regarding big changes leave more than enough room for going in another direction. All the rest is just jibber jabber.

Leonsis said they'll take a few days and evaluate. McPhee endorsed Boudreau as a good coach...which doesn't make him immune from being fired and is far less of a ringing endorsement than last spring.

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05-05-2011, 02:56 PM
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'Expects' for Boudreau to be back and 'no...but we'll see' regarding big changes leave more than enough room for going in another direction. All the rest is just jibber jabber.

Leonsis said they'll take a few days and evaluate. McPhee endorsed Boudreau as a good coach...which doesn't make him immune from being fired.
I believe it when I see it.

He's accountable for this mess as much as anyone and his decision making should be under the microscope.

Everyone who watches this team objectively, particularly non-Caps fans, are viewing this situation as a sideshow circus act and can't fathom how leadership could be back.

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05-05-2011, 02:58 PM
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This isn't a difficult question to answer and I'm surprised you asked it.

"We're going to evaluate everyone/everything and go from there".

Is that so hard?

Instead he endorses his coach.

Dullard.
looking at his (GMGM) quote, it doesnt sound like an endorsment to me....

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05-05-2011, 03:07 PM
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I am curious what you expected him (or any GM) to say?

Did you think he would say "I dont know if we will fire BB or not" "we expect to trade and move a bunch of guys or at least some core guys"

That wasnt going to happen, and you know that.
Any fairly competant manager can say "we're going to reevalutate everything from top to bottom. This is unacceptable from the players and the coaching staff and we're not going to sit idle and allow this atmosphere of underacheiving continue".

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05-05-2011, 03:11 PM
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I am getting fearful George doesn't plan on re-evaluating anything except for his FA's and the waiver wire, standard off season stuff. This is all going to plan. A long slow draft heavy rebuild, capped by Sarge hoisting the cup in 15 16 17... We do not deviate from the plan.

The part they werent expecting and are struggling to deal with, getting swept. And embarrassed by our divisional rival and a team a bit behind us from a rebuild perspective. We are reeling. Anything George says now has little substance, but it may have been reassuring to the fan to hear a full review is in order.

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BYE MCPHEE

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...VkyF_blog.html

this better be the kiss of death
Wow, that is not what I would have expected from a GM in this situation. Maybe the both of them really do have to go as I thought originally it should just be BB.

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its so frustrating. you sit thru the entire season and playoffs knowing the doom was coming, but that the satisfaction of dancing on the coach's professional grave gave you something to look forward to.

now? the gm seems to have nixed the dance. further, if he is unwilling to can the clown, there is almost no chance that he sends semin, green, schultz and other losers packing either.

its another season of watching them win, knowing they will lose. its enough to make you want....well...you know.

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05-05-2011, 03:29 PM
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off the pool boy?

Insanity later.

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McPhee isn't one to express himself transparently, especially the day after being bounced. I expected a bland, vague response and that's what there was for the most part. There wasn't much definitiveness in his statements.
If this is him playing it close to his vest, those cards better be inside his rib cage.

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Real fast for those who didn't get Stanton's point:

If you have an abundance of 1st round picks... you stand a very good chance of getting a high percentage of NHL calibre players, no matter what your system of vetting the draft is.

And how do you achieve an abundance: failure. The NHL rewards failure.

Combine this with the fire sale (did you guys forget we did that?) and you pile them up.

NOTE: this doesn't mean you're gonna get a team of AO's... rather, you'll get players who are capable of playing in the NHL.

And what do we see?

I count 11 - 1st's on the roster:

Backstom
Fehr
Gordon
Johanson
AO
Semin
Alzner
Carlson
Green
Schultz
Varlamov

Is this great drafting?

Consider: the Red Wings haven't had a top ten first round pick since 1991 (Primeau)... yet look at all the players they've found over the years in the late rounds.

GMGM has not done the job you all think he has.

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05-05-2011, 03:41 PM
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If this is him playing it close to his vest, those cards better be inside his rib cage.
He doesn't hold all the cards to begin with.

I do find many of his comments underwhelming, though.

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Real fast for those who didn't get Stanton's point:

If you have an abundance of 1st round picks... you stand a very good chance of getting a high percentage of NHL calibre players, no matter what your system of vetting the draft is.

And how do you achieve an abundance: failure. The NHL rewards failure.

Combine this with the fire sale (did you guys forget we did that?) and you pile them up.

NOTE: this doesn't mean you're gonna get a team of AO's... rather, you'll get players who are capable of playing in the NHL.

And what do we see?

I count 11 - 1st's on the roster:

Backstom
Fehr
Gordon
Johanson
AO
Semin
Alzner
Carlson
Green
Schultz
Varlamov

Is this great drafting?

Consider: the Red Wings haven't had a top ten first round pick since 1991 (Primeau)... yet look at all the players they've found over the years in the late rounds.

GMGM has not done the job you all think he has.
Oh jeez not this again, lol. Man your GM hatorade is blinding you when it comes bashing his drafting since '02. Who cares where legit NHLers comes from in a given draft just that they get some.

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He doesn't hold all the cards to begin with.

I do find many of his comments underwhelming, though.
Read Jim Bouton's "Ball Four" sometime.

He holds one major card: hockey is a business. First and foremost, making money is the goal. The Caps make money now.

Cap fans have a low hockey IQ. They'll forget, and they'll be back next year again with fresh money to spend.

Ted will give this the greatest weight.

GMGM ain't goin nowhere.

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Oh jeez not this again, lol. Man your GM hatorade is blinding you when it comes bashing his drafting since '02. Who cares where legit NHLers comes from in a given draft just that they get some.
It's pretty simple: a very high percentage of 1st's tend to make it. Failure got us a ton of 1st's.

What rounds were Datsyuk (a much better player than AO) and Zetterberg taken at?

How many Cups do the Wings have since 1991, and how many trips to the SCF's?

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The bandwagon will thin out, especially if they stick to a system that relies so much on luck and individualism to score goals.

13/40 are beasts but Detroit's drafting in the past decade is pretty average.

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He doesn't hold all the cards to begin with.

I do find many of his comments underwhelming, though.


which should come as no surprise to those of us who have read more than two of his "quotes".

as pointed out time and time again, for the past 14 years....

rarely, if ever, does makfi say what he feels or is truly thinking.

there's a quote from TSN making the rounds now that has the natives all worked up into a lather....

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Asked about the possibility of switching coaches, McPhee replied: "Does it really change things in most cases?"
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