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01-12-2006, 02:43 PM
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NOW, who is the worst GM in hockey?

With his Infernal Majesty on his way out, who is the worst GM left?

Some Bruin's fans will say Mike O'C, but I'll disagree with that one because I think that the Thornton deal is going to work out pretty good, and I think Mike O'C has made some other sharp trades as well (like Boyes). The real issue with O'C has been some of the dumb contracts.

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Mike O'connell

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Mclean?

That's my vote.

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Patrick, he drafted Crosby. What a tool.

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Keenan in Florida?

O'Connell in Boston
Craig Patrick in Pittsburgh (based on the performance of the past 4 seasons)
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Patrick, he drafted Crosby. What a tool.

Hey, it's not his fault. No one could have foreseen that Crosby would be a disappointment.

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He has yet to learn how to assemble a team for playoff success...and now to even make the playoffs.

He is the new Evil One.


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Doug McLean was the worst GM in hockey even before Milbury retired.

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For this year it is Lou Lam

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McLean gets my vote though O'Connell and Patrick get honourables. Both tried (and failed) at the "buy your team" method this summer, which meant both ended up giving away stupifying, long-term high priced deals. That said, I'd have to say O'Connell's history is worse, though the forced firesale in Pittsburgh made it pretty hard to judge Patrick's ability.

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For this year it is Lou Lam
While Lou was pretty bad this year, his reputation from seasons past precedes him. Also, even if the Malakhov, Mogilny and McGillis deals were flawed (and arguably Rafalski's as well) I'm pretty sure we've seen worse.

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Mclean easily with O'Connell as a close 2nd. Tallon & Patrick running for 3rd.

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While Lou was pretty bad this year, his reputation from seasons past precedes him. Also, even if the Malakhov, Mogilny and McGillis deals were flawed (and arguably Rafalski's as well) I'm pretty sure we've seen worse.
Yeah, I just meant this year Lou has been pretty bad.

Overall Mclean is probably the worst.

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Gm's have to do several things folks, one is draft. Tallon (with the assist from Mike Smith who actually brought some scouts in) has drafted well.

I haven't been impressed with Tallon at all thus far, but he deserves a chance to get to the Milbury depths.

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How come nobody has mentioned Brian Burke as a darkhorse? Guy has a bad draft record, and was always about 2 players away from winning a cup in Vancouver- something he couldn't deliver on.

I haven't been impressed with anything he has done, other than his own PR (which he is very good at).

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Bobby Clarke gets credit for assembling a damn good strong regular season team year in year out... but his refusal to get a solid goaltender with playoff success has killed Philly's chances at a cup for the past 10 years... And its like a personal vendetta with him. It wouldn't have killed him to get a goalie in the late 90's.

For Clarkes sake, I hope Frank Nitty develops into a champ. And I hope he has the sense to keep him.

So Bobby "call me Bob" Clarke gets my vote.

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McLean is easily the worst now. Patrick is worst GM of the year for the way he spent money in the off-season.

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pleau in stl gets my vote. I dont care if he needs to shore up money to help the team be sold. Buffalo and Ottawa were in the same if not worse situations and didnt bomb over and sell out there star players, and if they did deal anyone away they atleast got talent back.

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Mike Keenan.

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I have to say Mike O'Connell. Only because (as far as I can tell) he totally dismantled a playoff team for no apparent reason.

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