Probably. Can a track record get much worse than Poile's as far as losing talent? I know at times there have been circumstances beyond his control, but wow, lol.
In his control (aka, not the firesale of 07) .... this is what one major player lost in return for nothing from the Preds, as far as players the team kept pursuing? Ward was let go once he made it clear what he wanted and the team thought it was too much. Sully was allowed to go to make room for younger players. AK and Rads both allowed to walk. A decision was made to keep Hamhuis for the stretch run and his rights were flipped for pieces that turned into SOB. Ellis was traded away to get SK. Traded Arnott. Bought out Dumont. Traded Franson and Lombardi.