Started by AngryGreg, January 26, 2014, 04:25:21 PM
Quote from: theaardvark on April 13, 2015, 08:31:04 PMOf course it is a daunting 4 or 5 year task. And both the Leaf's owners and management have committed to that.So, as a GM, you want a 5 year guaranteed deal.Coach isn't as important as a GM now, getting a guy like Nolan might be a good stopgap.
Quote from: Nic16 on April 13, 2015, 10:12:01 PMThe Leafs have spent $ foolishly in FA, strapped themselves with some bad contracts that are difficult to move and drafted poorly for far too long. This is not an easy fix.
Quote from: theaardvark on April 13, 2015, 11:08:26 PMNot easy, that's why they need a good GM. Contracts go away in time. Waiver wire is easier for crappy teams. And UFA/RFA offer sheets are a good tool, used wisely.The Jets are a prime example of a team that has too much in the pantry. We have too many good prospects, and too many good players under contract. I'd be surprised to see any of our UFA's back next year. Toronto can cobble together a nice team from spare parts like that, and start the rebuild.
Quote from: New_Earth_Mud on April 13, 2015, 11:37:35 PMGuys on TSN were just saying its not likely they hire a big name GM. Shanny will be calling the shots to the rebuild. They dont want a guy to come in and start calling the shots.Like i said before... they will bring in an Asst GM from another team to kinda groom him.
Quote from: theaardvark on April 14, 2015, 04:55:11 AMThe time to get a quality GM in there is *now*. Look what Chevy has done in the time he has been at the reins. Bring in another Nonis, and you'll end up with Edmonton, years of first overall picks, and still miss the playoffs. No playoffs since 2006, one 40 win season in that time. They cannot have a Tambellini rebuild.They need a big gun GM. And they need him now.Hopefully, Shanahan doesn't get a good GM and we get to revel in the Leaf's misery until 2067. They can celebrate the 100th anniversary of the last cup win by winning their next one...
Quote from: blue_gold_84 on April 14, 2015, 01:26:19 PMMaybe you should apply for the job. LOL The Jets are a prime example of a team that has done things right. Your suggestion that too much in the pantry is a problem is absurd.
Quote from: theaardvark on April 14, 2015, 02:08:56 PMToo much in the pantry is the best kind of problem you can have. It is a "problem" caused by our success in drafting and trading. Choosing which players to dispense of is a lot better position to be in than scraping the bottom of the other teams barrels to fill your roster. Its going to be a while before we have to look for a UFA that wasn't already playing here to fill a hole in the offseason. If Shanahan is going to call the shots, he should take the position and hire an asst GM in training to do the scutwork. No GM worth his salt will come in if Shanny is going to meddle.