I have no problem with individuals being supportive of management. I like majority of management as well In my opinion Aquilini is one of the best owners in the NHL and genuinely cares about his fan base. For all the criticism I have towards Gillis he has made some good moves.
My major problem is individuals who are supportive of management without facts which is majority of individuals. I know I didnt make that clear in my last post.
Yeah the post was a bit of a blanket statement but generally my takes tend to include facts which is why I didn't feel the need to include facts here and frankly its 11:30 in the morning and exam season so feel to lazy to do research right now.
My personal take is that everyone makes mistakes - some are entirely unforseeable. There are risks in every single move - every move has the potential to go wrong - even those that appear like a slam dunk at the time.
I've liked Canucks management since the end of the Keenan era. Keenan made a few decent moves, but one thing I could never tolerate about his approach was his public devaluation of some of his own assets. He would doghouse particular players and dump them after openly running their value down. It had not only a divisive effect, but was simply a bad business approach.
However, since then, I've been really happy overall with management.
I like Brian Burke - I loved the faith and confidence he showed in his guys - I loved the way he would defend them and take the heat for his decisions. He never landed us a great goaltender, but he made game efforts that were generally judged too harshly imo.
I like Nonis as well. I think he and Burke did a lot of things that set the organization up for success - they obviously acquired a strong base.
The two of them have done a decent job in Toronto. I'll never agree with attempting to build a team around players like Phaneuf and Kessel, but otherwise they're over-criticized - perhaps understandably so - pro sport is result oriented.
Gillis as far as I am concerned has taken what he had to work with and done an excellent job imo.
His most criticized decsions imo are blown way out of proportion, and tend to take things out of context.