Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The gurus of the CBA

Which GM has best adapted
to the 'new' NHL?
Brian Burke (Anaheim)
Don Waddell (Atlanta)
Darcy Regier (Buffalo)
Darryl Sutter (Calgary)
Jim Rutherford (Carolina)
Dale Tallon (Chicago)
Doug Armstrong (Dallas)
Ken Holland (Detroit)
Kevin Lowe (Edmonton)
Doug Risebrough (Minnesota)
Bob Gainey (Montreal)
David Poile (Nashville)
Lou Lamoriello (New Jersey)
Glen Sather (N.Y. Rangers)
John Muckler (Ottawa)
Doug Wilson (San Jose)
Jay Feaster (Tampa Bay)
John Ferguson, Jr. (Toronto)
Dave Nonis (Vancouver)
George McPhee (Washington)
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16 Comments:

At 3:44 PM, October 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i voted for Lou.

Because I'm crazy like that

 
At 3:51 PM, October 25, 2006, Blogger BlackCapricorn said...

Darcy better be getting 52%- that cat has skillz (except for signing players for longer tems deals before they make it big).

 
At 4:28 PM, October 25, 2006, Blogger Nick said...

I don't get the votes for Darcy Regier. Buffalo's team was built entirely prior to this CBA. He'll get to test his mettle as a capologist in a the years to come as all those contracts come due again, but for now, he's working with assets he already had.

 
At 4:31 PM, October 25, 2006, Blogger James Mirtle said...

Nick! — you're thinking too far ahead here. First I do the poll, then I talk about why Regeir shouldn't be No. 1.

 
At 4:53 PM, October 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Nick.

I vote for Jim Rutherford, he went out and grabbed the guys he needed and let go guys like Jeff O'Neill. He won the cup with a fast and hard working group.

 
At 6:20 PM, October 25, 2006, Blogger Nick said...

I Agree with the other nick as well. Buffalo sure is getting a lot of votes. I abstained - I don't know if it will be really easy to tell who really adapted best for a few more years.

 
At 8:41 PM, October 25, 2006, Anonymous Bob said...

Where is MacLean? Seriously, can you have a reverse poll: Who has done the poorest job?

 
At 1:35 AM, October 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a difference a summer makes. Just no Rutherford love in this poll. Das ist schade.

 
At 10:47 AM, October 26, 2006, Blogger Tom L said...

Believe it or not, I voted for Doug Riseborough in Minnesota. I think he has drafted and built his team for success and has left himself wiggle room to make some acquisitions if their success continues through the season.

Regier's spending right to the cap to keep the team together may come back to bite him at the deadline when he has to sell Biron cheap to shore up another position due to injury.

Ta,

 
At 12:22 PM, October 26, 2006, Blogger Doogie said...

Kevin Lowe. A homer pick, but over the past year and a half, he's consistently made moves to improve the team without giving up much at all. I think he did the best he could with the Pronger trade, and given the ultimate reward (Lupul, Smid, the picks, AND Sykora's money), I think the Oilers made out okay. Regier and, to a lesser extent, Burke and Rutherford, had a lot of their stuff kinda fall into their laps, though they've done a good job of maintaining their teams thus far (not Rutherford's fault he's got two key championship cogs out until the new year).

 
At 2:13 PM, October 26, 2006, Blogger Earl Sleek said...

Regier and, to a lesser extent, Burke and Rutherford, had a lot of their stuff kinda fall into their laps, though they've done a good job of maintaining their teams thus far.

Re: votes for Burke.

Don't look at me. I voted for Doug Wilson. I'm very afraid of Sharks.

 
At 2:55 PM, October 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1) What, no Garth Snow on the list? LOL

 
At 3:08 PM, October 26, 2006, Blogger James Mirtle said...

My poll site only allows a maximum of 20 choices, so the seven new GMs, as well as three I deemed 'most unlikely to receive votes' (MacLean, Pleau and Barnett) didn't make the cut.

The funny thing is, there are still some pretty awful names on the list.

 
At 5:03 PM, October 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had to vote for Lou. Yeah, he messed up and got himself into a bind, but the way he played his way out of it was sweet.

BTW: Who the hell voted for Ferguson?

BTW2: Where's Clarke on this list? :)

 
At 1:17 PM, October 27, 2006, Blogger Marc Alex Blais said...

It's a wonder there's any more votes for Burke. The success of the Anaheim Ducks (No longer Mighty) has begun right after the lock-out a mixture of smart move (Fedorov, Selanne) and telented Youngsters make Anaheim a logic choice to me !

 
At 6:12 PM, October 27, 2006, Anonymous Dirk said...

David Poile has quietly built the Predators through the draft into a team that is the "employer of choice" for players in the new NHL (i.e. Kariya, Arnott). Have to mention Doug Wilson too, as he's also built a team that is perfect for the NHL past and present.

 

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