PetterssonOrPeterson Posted November 15, 2021 Share Posted November 15, 2021 I know there has been a lot of talk on what coaching candidates should/might potentially replace Travis Green if he were let go, but I haven't seen much on any potential GM candidates who could be a good replacement for Benning. First off IMO, like the consensus at the moment, the problem begins with Benning as he is the one who is hiring these groups of coaches and hasn't really made progress for nearly 8 years now. Sure. Let's give credit where credit is due, he brought in this new crop of young players as our core (probably the best drafting run in the history of this team). However, this was supposed to be the year where the team took a step forward after that disastrous covid, north division season. Last year was somewhat tolerated as a write-off... which I still don't understand why, there shouldn't be any "write-off" seasons especially when you're trying to win. The owners have for some reason given Jim a longer leash than most owners would with their GM's. Maybe to save money because of covid? Idk. Last season was this team and it's fans suffering because of Benning's FA decisions. He didn't think for the long-term and pretty spontaneous with his signings. That was unacceptable as it was and this season is just a continuation of the team suffering because of both the owner and managment's lack of foresight. There are no more excuses this year. It's time for Benning to face the consequences and be moved on from. One candidate that I have in mind is the current AGM for the Avalanche in Chris MacFarland. He's been pursued by both the New Jersey Devils and the Arizona Coyotes when their GM positions were vacant and I think he's still looking for a step up from his AGM position. 20 years of experience, 14 with CBJ and now 6 with COL. He's apparently Sakic's right hand man and works all matters regarding trade and cap management. Not to mention, being responsible for scouting he is experienced in the draft and develop method while keeping draft picks. He helped build Colorado into the powerhouse team it is today. The mold that the AV's are in, is a dynamic team. MacFarland was a big contributor to that. Any thoughts? Other Candidates? 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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