They said "Holmgrem recognized Philly's problems and dealt with it swiftly and decisively with a bevy of trades" and felt Gillis' efforts paled in comparison.
Well how has that worked for Philly?
They look like a team just about to pack it in for the year and miss the playoffs. Arguably there was some success based on these moves, Bryzgalov added a terrific degree of comedy to the 24/7 series and the Kings won the cup with a couple of players Holmgrem moved. Good work!!!
I personally prefer the slow and steady course our GM follows than one that makes trades like he is playing NHL 13. Has everything been good with Gillis? No, of course not but in comparison to all that have come before him in Vancouver where snap and poor planning decisions cost us any opportunity to thrive as a franchise. I think we have an innovative GM that is looking for ways to make this team successful now but also in the future.
Naysayers, be careful what you wish for.
Edited by TheCammer, 27 March 2013 - 03:30 PM.