OK, so you come up with this great plan for the season, and your first line is touted as the best line in the league. Then, 23 games in everyone on the whole team is in the tank. The season is pretty much over. SO, what to do?
Well lets see. If you are an old, dumb, stubborn man with no leadership, charisma or foresight? If you are half bald and if you throw barstools when you lose your temper and if you mock and ridicule any reporter that asks you a hard question? If you are afraid of the press and public and leave your coach and players to do all the talking when your team is in a horrible slump? If you are a total dipshit? What do you do then as GM?
Well what Boob Murray does is looks at his roster, downs another cruller and finds his 35 goal scoring 24 year old on a good long contract and TRADES HIM!
Right. A team that can generate no offense. A team that is going to lose it’s entire 2nd line (that averages like 39 years old anyway) to retirement next year, he’s going to trade maybe his most potent offensive player?
Think of this. Ryan, who gets ZERO pp time on right wing cause he’s blocked by Selanne, gets 30 plus goals at age 21, 22 and 23. He’d have hit 40 each of those years if he was in Selanne’s RW slot on the PP. So, what to do, what to do? TRADE HIM???
At a time when the whole rest of the league knows how desperate you are too.
Here’s how next years forward line up looks if he trades Ryan for prospects and a DMAN:
Oh sure, he can fill those slots with Matt Beleskey (who last week he waived and no one wanted him and this week is on his first line!) or Hagman (who Calgary dumped and who every team in the league PASSED on) or Maxwell (Who Montreal CUT). Hell, he can call up Dan Sexton. But the point remains, this team is in deep deep shit next year at forward EVEN if Etem or Palmieri or Holland OR ALL OF THEM work out. And he’s going to trade our youngest star forward?
FIRE THIS ASSHOLE BEFORE HE RUINS THE TEAM EVEN MORE.