Re: Butler and DeCosta
posted at 4/12/2011 3:20 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Butler and DeCosta
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Butler and DeCosta : You lose sight of the facts and the larger point. The simple point is 15 teams made offers on him, reportedly Lou L, Shero, Bryan Murray (who has been the best at signing college FA's in the past 10 years, and is PC's "mentor"), and Gillis madethe biggest pushes for Butler and PC didn't even make a phone call. So if some of the leagues best GM's make a big push for him, why don't we even make a phone call? That is the only question, those are the facts, and your boy chia missed on it. Now he's asking how he missed on this guy. You're the one who lets the facts cloud your opinion of all things Bruins. You think you're the keeper of the gate of what's right and wrong in hockey decisions, if you disagree you try to bully with no facts. Fact: Some of the best GM's in the game made the largest play they could to court him. Fact: The GM with the best track record of signing college FA's got him, who also happens to be your boy PC's mentor. Fact: Chia didn't even throw his hat in the ring. Fact: He is asking around as to why he and his staff missed on this guy. Opinion: you don't think PC missed on this one. It's not the end of the world that PC missed on this, but it is just another example of one he missed. That's the simple point, you want to turn it into something else, something bigger, but that's not what I was saying. Go pick on someone else.
Posted by bigbadbruinsfan[/QUOTE]
Just a couple of questions on your magnificent points here.
1. What has Shero done that any other GM with incredibly high draft picks back to back to back wouldn't have?
2. I'm trying to find Murray's track record on signing college free agents. Can you help me? I found a lot of his moves on the wiki page (nice job giving Heatley away to SJ for next to nothing, and trading Jovo for Pavel. The Luongo deal was a beauty, but I'm pressed to find another quality deal he made that was a standout deal).
3. If a team with plenty of cap room and plenty of ice time available is going to make an offer to a guy who wants money and ice time, why would the B's (who have no ice time available at all and are limited on the cap room) bother?
4. Who knows if he missed anything? Take a few minutes and look up Daniel Goneau's career.