The more I think about it, he would. He wouldn't keep some of these guys after Tampa series. The media interviews would be entertaining and it would take him of NBC. He would have something other Caps GMs have never had, a SC ring.
Sure, why not. He hasn't really had any decent drafts outside of the first round, the team has no identity or cohesion, and his trades have been hit or miss. He was given ample time to prove himself but I'm ready to move on.
He built our playoff team last summer. If we miss the playoffs, no excuses, he needs to go. It was a new approach but it looks to have tanked. He should have done his coaching change before building his playoff count your chickens before they hatch roster.
If he did expect a thin deadline perhaps that needs to be recognized of having a good pulse of the market, but despite moving Brooks to C full time, adding Vokoun, our C and G play are just crushing this team. He could have realized there was a reason Laich was not a C before inking him to be a fulltime C. And he deviated from his own plan to use the young goalies he drafted and groomed all those years. That had shown enough to move Varly, easily his best playoff goalie of the past 3 years.
We can only hope that Ted hires a consultant to assist him in evaluating George at years end. Maybe we need to send him emails, tweet new GM choices. Embrace the info age and spam his blog. Send him CD's en masse. Just write your GM choice on the CD with your sharpie.
I bet the Caps plummet graphed looks like a AOL stock price chart heh. Familiar territory for Ted I suppose.