He has a wealth of knowledge and experience and I don’t know if there’s anyone else in the NHL that’s better than him, but he’s got to be close to the top. His understanding of the game, his understanding of what makes a great player
Correct. He really shouldn't be blamed for those signings. Nobody foresaw the historic collapses from either of them. Same with Richards.
Really? It was surprising that players who will be over 30 when their contracts expire will usually see a drop in production? Really he wasn't expecting a drop in production from Richards when he gave him a 9 year contract at age 31?
Originally Posted by ColonialsHockey10
It's tough being a GM when your team is cursed.
It's even tougher when you have no longterm goal and are incompetent.
Drury, Gomez and Richards games fell off a cliff 1-2 years into their contracts. They weren't good contracts, but they looked much worse because the players played at half the level they were at prior to joining the Rangers.
The cursed part was partially a joke. No doubt a Staal that is consistently healthy, a Sauer that isn't locked in a dark room, and an alive Cherepanov would make this team look significantly better.
sounds like Torts wasn't afraid to say "eff u boss!" or treat him like a normal human being. I can see Dolan missing that. And for every magician trade Sather makes, he makes an equal amount of bozo mistakes.