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Murray leading the rebuild

View Poll Results: Do you agree with Melnyk letting Murray lead the rebuild?
Good move 147 94.84%
Undecided 6 3.87%
Bad move, should have been fired 2 1.29%
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06-25-2011, 11:03 PM
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Murray leading the rebuild

When Melnyk decided to keep Murray around, clean house and fire the coach many board members were very vocal in stating that Murray should have been shown the door.

Now that he's hired the new coaching staff and begun the rebuild in earnest with this weekends selections and trades, how do you feel about the decision to keep him around?

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06-25-2011, 11:08 PM
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The coaches have been hired but as the season hasn't started yet we dont know if they are going to turn out better than his other coach hires-we can hope , but we dont know yet.

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06-25-2011, 11:12 PM
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Good move so far. Pretty good draft, great move moving up to grab Puempel, an amazing trade to pick up Filatov, good job trading assets that aren't needed in a rebuild (Fisher, Kelly), great trade to pick up Anderson. He gets my stamp of approval so far for sure

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06-25-2011, 11:13 PM
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Looks promising so far for sure!

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06-25-2011, 11:16 PM
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The Runblad deal has him looking like a genius.
The Anderson deal, a magician.
And the Filatov deal a pure bandit!

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06-25-2011, 11:18 PM
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The Runblad deal has him looking like a genius.
The Anderson deal, a magician.
And the Filatov deal a pure bandit!
this getting back into the first round also impressive.

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06-25-2011, 11:18 PM
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The man is one of the best in the NHL at rebuilding franchises. He's merely average once his team hits the playoffs as he overpays for free agents, and his trades are debatable at best. But there is no person I'd rather have leading my franchise as a rebuilding team.

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06-25-2011, 11:43 PM
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The man is one of the best in the NHL at rebuilding franchises. He's merely average once his team hits the playoffs as he overpays for free agents, and his trades are debatable at best. But there is no person I'd rather have leading my franchise as a rebuilding team.
Bingo.

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06-26-2011, 12:16 AM
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It was great move to let Murray be in charge of this rebuild. I'm very happy Melnyk kept him.

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06-26-2011, 12:21 AM
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Wow, can't believe the poll is unanimous so far.

Building is what Murray does well. And by the time we're true contenders he will have retired, and won't be around to trade for the next Commodore or sign the next Gonchar to help our playoff run.

He was wise enough to let Redden walk; hard to believe 2 teams offered him 6.5 / 5 years.

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06-26-2011, 12:33 AM
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He is definantely riding the lightning on this poll... he is coming off of one of the best drafts the Sens have seen so it is no doubt that the results are lopsided but like others have said, we will have to wait to see how some of his moves pan out completely.

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06-26-2011, 12:37 AM
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Nailed this draft, nabbing Filatov? These are all guys i can imagine wearing the cup patch while Pierre is going crazy over one of our guys plays.

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06-26-2011, 12:41 AM
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These are all guys i can imagine wearing the cup patch while Pierre is going crazy over one of our guys plays.
So the question is who is the likeliest candidate for the biggest body presence, and with the most active stick?

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06-26-2011, 04:53 AM
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I wanted Murray canned like many people before this team went into rebuild mode, I won't deny that.

Murray's biggest strength as a GM is the drafting team that works for him, so he's probably the best person out there to do that job.

Do I think Murray is the right GM to make those final moves to acquire the right pieces to put us over the edge when we're close to being serious cup contenders? No I don't....but I don't expect him to sign an extension after this current contract due to his age.

He is setting this team up to look pretty darn good though for the next decade.

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06-26-2011, 05:42 AM
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Let's try to be a little realistic here.

2010 draft picks:

0 NHL games.

2009 draft picks:

Cowen: 1 NHL game
Lehner: 8 NHL games

2008 draft picks:

Karlsson: 135 NHL games
Smith: 71 NHL games
Wiercoch: 8 NHL games

2007 draft picks:

Jim O'Brien: 6 NHL games.

That is what our "guru" has delivered so far.

Just look through our draft history, or any team's draft history for that matter. Two or three of our picks will see any significant NHL time.

That is just the way it is.

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06-26-2011, 07:46 AM
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Thanks for the list Holmes.

Now answer the question.

Was Melnyk correct in keeping Murray around for the rebuild or should he have been fired?

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06-26-2011, 08:33 AM
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We'll see, we still only have 1 true top 3 talent in Spezza and he is not even in the elite category as a Toewes, Kane, St Louis, Eric Staal, and we need another big bodies top 4 dman to complete our D

But Boston won the Cup with a top 6 without any true stars and just a well balanced lineup, good goaltending and D.

We still need 2 top 3 wingers - these will be the hardest parts of the rebuild to add. Finding a top 3 talent is hard, finding 2 in is super hard.

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06-26-2011, 08:42 AM
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He absolutely should have been fired long ago.

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06-26-2011, 08:44 AM
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The man can definately draft well, I'll give him that.
We'll see how McLean works out, coach hiring isn't exactly BM's strong suit.

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If you would have put this poll up 6 months ago, i would've definitely been in the fire his butt camp, but after a few good pickups in Anderson and Filatov and an amazing draft, he's earned the chance in my mind to keep on truckin'.

That doesn't erase the series of poor moves from the last 3 years or so, but it sure does go a long way towards putting them in the past.

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06-26-2011, 08:57 AM
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We don't know that he had a good draft yet. We won't know that for a couple of years.

Where was this amazing drafting in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010?

I see one sure thing and a couple of maybes. High hopes do not equal success in the real world.

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06-26-2011, 09:11 AM
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I'm eating crow. I wanted him fired. He has exceeded all my expectations and actually got me excited for the rebuild. I'm really looking forward to watching the new Ottawa Senators next season.

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06-26-2011, 09:15 AM
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The rebuild looks promising, that's a reason to be optimistic. It could've gone another way, see Burkie in TO.

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Let's try to be a little realistic here.

2010 draft picks:

0 NHL games.

2009 draft picks:

Cowen: 1 NHL game
Lehner: 8 NHL games

2008 draft picks:

Karlsson: 135 NHL games
Smith: 71 NHL games
Wiercoch: 8 NHL games

2007 draft picks:

Jim O'Brien: 6 NHL games.

That is what our "guru" has delivered so far.

Just look through our draft history, or any team's draft history for that matter. Two or three of our picks will see any significant NHL time.

That is just the way it is.
It takes time to develop players you know.. The only bust I see there is Jim O'Brien but he was a late 1st round pick.

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