To answer your question, what makes a good NHL GM?
You noted player personnel wins and losses... But didn't cover anything else. Understandably, I get it, but IMO there's a ton more behind being a good GM.
Looking at it from a fan perspective player personnel is about the only thing one could care about. But from an operations standpoint, or from an owners standpoint, generating $$ is all they ever put much emphasis on. Business, or rather being a successful business equa
Ron Hextall was let go by the Flyers who grew impatient with his stay the course mentality and replaced with a GM who in his previous job went for the home run on a regular basis and sometimes it worked, other times it didn't in his stay with the Wild. Fans in here for the most part seem upset with the choice of Chuck Fletcher and are sitting poised with their finger on the keyboard ready to rip away when/if he makes his first major move. A lot of the same fans have been critical of Hextall for
Because of one main reason.
Always a bridesmaid never a bride will get folks to call for your head...so yeah as you said they are like many teams it is qualified by Cups nothing more...it is the only thing that matters.
There is no exact science to it.
I mean since i can't remember when i think 2007 with the Ducks it's been in no particular order: Pens, Blackhawks, Bruins, Wings, Kings who have won it all till the recent Caps (finally themselves).
I was just listening to Leafs Lunch on the radio, and they were talking about the "legacy" that Fletcher left behind in Minnesota...oldest team in the league...most NTCs...zero elite prospects(only team in the NHL with no prospects at WJHC)...good enough to make the playoffs but not good enough to do anything once they're there...I'm not sure what makes a great gm but I'm pretty sure it's whatever the opposite of that is.
Got me to thinking...WTF was Homer thinking when he hired th
Thru the majority of those 9 years TO didn't even make the playoffs, had worst than meh draft choices but since the only purpose of those teams was to make the playoffs TO couldn't and didn't get better. For Minny there was always hope and to prolong the hope NTCs/NMCs needed to be offered.
It needs to be understood what was Fletcher's mandate, on TO Burke's mandate was to make TO better and after he and Nonis were turfed the owners allowed Shanny to do what he saw fit. TO had to get