NIN wrote:I would'nt seriously consider Neil Smith ESPECIALLY after learning that he was a consultant for the Penguins! Are you kidding me Smith? He proclaims to be Patrick's friend but if he did ANY kind of consulting half of the moves CP made would not have been made. SEVER ALL TIES TO THE OLD ADMINISTRATION.
I would agree. Although, keep in mind that plenty of those moves CP made were to free up salary and not to bring in roster players. That really puts a limit on what can be done. Still, Neil Smith is a bad choice, in my opinion.
NIN wrote:Sutter is my kind of hockey guy, I think he would do a great job if he surrounded himself with a cap specialist, etc... I have no problem with him getting the job other then the fact that his personality is like Patrick's. The on ice product would be hard skating, physical, and disciplined. I have no problem with that whatsoever...
I agree again, here. He comes from one of the best hockey families in recent memory. The players, coaches, etc certainly would be accountable for their actions, which would be huge. As for personality, I don't know much about his..
NIN wrote:This Weisbrod guy or whatever doesnt strike me as having an eye for hockey talent, particularly low round picks. I could be way off here but his basketball background and cap experiance means nothing. They need a hockey guy who KNOWS the game inside and out and KNOWS how to spot talent.
Here is where I differ with you. Having read precious little about Weisbrod, I will say that I don't know much. But I do know that he was head scout for the Devils at one point, so his drafting likely is pretty good. He also started his career with hockey, then jumped to basketball, so I am assuming he knows hockey best, though he has reached a higher position in bsketball. As for the cap stuff, I think it would be important to have a GM who can manage the cap on his own. Hiring a capologist takes money away from someone such as a director of player development.
NIN wrote:Out of these 3 Sutter is far and away my pick.
I would agree that Sutter is the best pick, but Weisbrod shouldn't be ruled out. I also think Rick Dudley would be a good candidate, as others have mentioned in other threads this morning. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens, as their are a lot of good candidates for the job.
Wouldn't it be great if they interview, say 5 guys, and of them, 2 or 3 come to the team with different positions? There is nothing better than interviewing someone for one job and giving him a job with a lesser role...one he's overqualified for.