Re: Good moves "PC" gets little credit for
posted at 2/24/2011 11:37 AM EST
In Response to Re: Good moves "PC" gets little credit for
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Good moves "PC" gets little credit for : That's been my point. I think he's done a solid job replacing those players, but the concept of not allocating money correctly or acquiring players with contracts you end up not liking, is on the GM. I find it odd some fans don't understand this. Plugging one hole to fix another really isn't moving the team forward from a personnel standpoint. For every Hunwick, there is a Kampfer. For every Boychuk there is a McQuaid. For every Sturm or Kobasew there is a Ryder and Horton. And so on.
Posted by BBReigns[/QUOTE]
BB, again, it's not that people "don't understand" what you are saying about cap management -- it's that all teams are imperfect but the Bruins and Chiarelli are a lot more efficient than others. Many teams don't even spend to the cap, or have horrible contracts that tie their hands. For the Bruins all you can find are a couple contract mistakes (Ryder, Shaeffer) or bad trades (Versteeg, who is a marginal 3rd line player BTW).
For every player you point to on the Bruins roster who is overpaid, I can show you two that are underpaid, based on production (Krejci, Recchi, Rask, Marchand, etc). You expect perfection, while others have more realistic expectations that the GM make more good trades than bad ones, make the team better each year, and manage the salary cap. Chiarelli had done that.
Instead of dreaming of some hypothetical GM who the Bruins could have hired instead of Chiarelli (a half-man, half unicorn figure perhaps), we need to be realistic about how he has been quite successful given his circumstances.
GM's will make mistakes, and for fans to have expectations of perfection says more about them than it does Chiarelli. I'll readily admit that (at the time): I thought Shaeffer was a good signing; I thought Marchand should stay in Providence; I thought Recchi was too old; I would have dealt TT for offensive players, etc. It's hard to predict these things correctly all of the time. So I am not above a GM making mistakes here and there, other fans shouldn't be either.
Look at the balance -- Chiarelli has way, way more successes than failures.