slappybrown wrote: BurghersAndDogsSports wrote: slappybrown wrote:
knives of ice wrote:so last year Shero was the GM of the year. people raved about his amazing trades.
now he should be fired and there are better replacements out there? seriously?
his worse mistake is believing in Bylsma. and really, if you have ever worked that closely with someone i can understand how that happens. many many many many many GMs have made the same mistake.
There's no question that he's an excellent deal maker. No one I've seen disputes that.
His draft record is awful. He's been unable to build a supporting cast that's good enough IMO. He's wasted money on players like Scuderi, Adams, and Glass. They've had issued developing young talent, and the forward pipeline is very thin. He and Byslma consistently iced a team that was not their best players.
Does his exceptional trade record (Kunitz, hossa/dupuis, Neal, and the deadline deals last year and this year, all of whom I liked outside of Murray), outweigh the other problems above? I'm leaning towards no.
Yeah, I guess a lot of his trades were good. But we also due to a silly drafting plan and poor drafting he had a lot of mediocre trades. They just aren't recognized as much because they involved draft picks.
2 seconds, 2 thirds and a 5th netted us Murray, Goc, Stempanik.
That's not all that great when you look at other deals.
That's not fair to Goc and Stempniak IMO. 3rd and later are something like a 12% hit rate to make the NHL. Two seconds for Murray was awful. Two thirds and a fifth for Goc and Stemp, who would actually potentially fit long term with respect to building a legit bottom 6 is legit IMO.
Lets not forget, he also gave away Lovejoy, who has been very good for Anaheim, as well as Michalek, who has been a legit top 4 for Phoenix. I know he wanted to move Michalek's salary, but failing to extract even a decent bottom six forward, a need all the way back then, was a failure.
I don't have as much of a problem with surrendering the draft picks at the deadline because it was done in the context of going for the Cup and each deal did seemingly address an apparent need at the time.
I do have a huge problem with Shero's emphasis on chasing the big fish. His obsession with Kesler at this season's deadline cost the team better value additions which were available. Ask Marc Bergevin.
In addition to the draft failures, Shero has steadily downsized the roster and failed to address the glaring lack of size and physicality among the bottom six forwards for the last two off seasons, instead bringing in a steady parade of undersized, under-skilled has been and never will be AHL scrubs. What exactly is Shero's fascination with smaller players??? This has also infected the draft and his undrafted and college FA signings as his most recent, Sheary and Dea, are both midgets as well. Its insane. The never ending search for the next Chris Conner.
Why would anyone trust Shero to oversee what must be done? Everything that needs to happen now, so clearly needed to happen after the Philthy and Boston fiascoes. Instead, Shero doubled down, extended DB and made the team even smaller and softer
His response to the Boston sweep was to extend everyone, overpay for an aging Scuderi, gift two years to Adams and hand a contract to Matt D'Agostini
He also brought in Kobasew and kept Jeffery around long after it was obvious that the coach he had just extended had no use for DJ. The team started the season with 5 roster spots occupied by completely useless, non-NHL caliber barely warm bodies. That was his response to the Boston Massacre.
Then he drafted, I am not making this up, a 152lb center in the third round!!!
You want that guy to oversee what must now be done???
Shero has to go. Yesterday.
What is taking so long????