it's also fun to defend GM for "not finding a trading partner"
no different then someone acting like a computer chair GM and believe that any idea they have is plausible and would actually come to happen...b/c hey all you gotta do is come up with a trade and *poof* it happens
8:43 I wrote a bundle of stuff after talking to Alzner, but lost it all because of the dicey wireless here. Anyway, Iíll try to recap. Alzner gave us a 12-minute interview, then kept talking to some other guys. Iíve never seen a kid talk more than five minutes or so in all my years of covering these things. He played with Caps defenseman Jeff Schultz at Calgary of the WHL and the two are offseason workout buddies, too. Alzner is going to call Schultz, who is back in Washington at the unveiling......And you should know this. Despite published reports to the contrary, the Caps never had interest in using the No. 5 pick to take Alexei Cherepanov.
Much like the Caps not moving up to get Parise, and the Boulez sitting tight and taking Jeffries instead of moving up a slot or 2 (only one slot was needed) and getting Caron Butler, I have the distinct feeling one of these guys will be gone right before we pick. We're gonna rue the day we didn't move those picks to get one of them. Pure idiocy, go for the high ceiling guy, 3 low ceiling 2nd rounder caliber players is not better than 1 very high ceiling top 5-10 caliber guy.