in the aging vets. Please remove your foot from your mouths.
Doesn't change my opinion of him one bit.
One, this is Stan Fischler talking. His credibility is near zero in my book. He is the guy that called Marty Straka a "miserable human being" a few years back. Probably singing a different tune now that Marty is a Ranger. I generally consider him to be a senile blithering idiot.
Two, rumor also has it that Patrick was being his usual "patient" self (read, doing nothing) and Mario had
to get involved to get him to do something. Had he worked at his usual pace, he would have come up empty-handed.
Three, my problems with Craig Patrick go back way farther than last summer. his draft and development record through the late 90s and early 2000s was pathetic, and a main reason why the fire sales resulted in such miserable performances. Had he drafted and developed better, the team might well have stayed competitive. But he is lousy at this unless given a top 5 pick.
Finally, if Patrick did not concur with Mario's supposed direction, he could have quit. He didn't.