DevsMan84 Posted February 18, 2022 Share Posted February 18, 2022 Just now, Devs3cups said: I understand all this. I don't see them as moot points, since Fitz was in the conversations for those players, if he was just staying pat, as that seems to be the issue here, he wouldn't even look to add those players. If you want to discredit Fitz for every single move he made, which is basically what you did in your post, you'll most likely do it with every single move he makes. If we get Boeser for example, it'll be because the market was favorable and he has a down season, so he shouldn't get credit. Most hockey moves are for certain reasons that can be explained and used to discredit the GM. Hall only came here because things weren't working out in Edmonton, and the Oilers desperately needed young d-men, hence Shero shouldn't get credit for the Hall trade. Let's not forget that Peter Chiarelli is a bad GM, so that move was a lightning-strike kind of move, once in a decade trade, Shero shouldn't get any credit. Siegenthaler was a low-risk move, so Fitz shouldn't be given credit for the trade. I just don't see how that view of moves makes sense. Maybe we just see that point differently. The other thing I'd like to ask you is why do you stick on in-season moves? Our team is young and is not in a position for playoffs or contention. Why not wait for the off-season to look for moves, when more players are available and usually at cheaper prices? I'd like to understand your point a bit more on that front. Kinda like what SD tried to do with me in trying to goad me into creating mock trade proposals. In all seriousness though, I will be thrilled if we made a move for Boeser. I would much rather be proved wrong than right on this. For every low-risk/high-reward move that worked out, I can point to one that didn't. Either way the net result is us still being a bottom 5 team in the league. In-season moves could also be change of coaching staff as well. Instead Fitz seems ok with us sticking with this staff that has shown little. That includes a guy who seems to be teflon in Nass. They also could have done a little more than trading for a goalie. A warm body for a Target gift card in Gillies trade doesn't quite scream that you are trying to do anything at all. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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