THIS IS AWESOME! I realize that PL isn't well versed in evaluating hockey players. But he knows how to manage his assets well and he usually hires the approrpirate personnel for the team. Congrats to Kroenke for getting this deal deal. This is certainly splendid news.
On the Hotstove tonight they said it was a "lifetime" contract
Yeah, I heard that too.
That's what Brian Kilrea got with the Ottata 67's after he's been there *forever.* To the best of my knowledge, Kilrea basically has a bunch of one-year options that he himself can exercise until he retires. Maybe Pierre's is like that.
I always hear negative comments about Pierre's relationships with other GM's and organizations.I think the aquisition of Skrastins refutes that fallacy."Future considerations" for that guy. What exactly does that mean?And why give a solid defenseman to a perrenial contender for future considerations...
One of Pierres many strengths is not only that he gets value, but that he gives value.If you analyze trades and aquisitions since 96 the Avalanche have parted ways with numerous key players and just kept on rolling.
Most importantly he sets the standard for excellence for the entire organization. Great move Kroenke!