MRandall25 wrote: lemieuxReturns wrote:
Perhaps the delicate genius Shero could have had some foresight and not let it come to the FA market in the first place? Then he doubled down losing a decent draft pick before overspending on the M&M connection.
Exactly! It is a good GM's job to understand and reward a players worth before the entire league also realizes that players worth. Shero has screwed that up a few times for sure.
That is complete and 100% hindsight. Scuderi was NEVER anything special until that Cup run.
If anyone was watching closely, Rob Scuderi was improving his defensive game little by little - especially under Therrien. It's true that he was a whipping boy on this board at one time, but by 2009 he had nearly perfected his skills. I, for one, was literally ill when they didn't resign him . . . just like I was literally ill when there was talk of trading Jordan Staal (which I now think will NOT happen). And, no, I don't get that "ill" feeling a lot . . . watching Pens hockey for nearly 30 years, these are the only two times I was that upset. Okay, three
times . . . I was really upset when Marty Straka broke his leg, but that wasn't a signing issue. Ray Shero is not a genius in my eyes.