LastPommerFan, on 11 July 2012 - 01:24 PM, said:
See I think that paragraph comes back from conspiracy to skepticism. That's where I'm at, I'm a hopeful skeptic. I want him to make it work, and I think he can, but I'm not 100% sure he can. There are other skeptics you can see a good move, appreciate it for what it is, but still don't think he has enough GM talent to make a winner. Those positions, in my opinion, are the ones worth staking out. But again, I have to reiterate that I actually do appreciate that you make me question what I am seeing. I'm not exactly sure what made me react to it this morning?
I've actually approved of just about everything this offseason so far. I think I have been pretty patient and supportive. It was hearing Regier's voice that triggered me......and my reaction which triggered you.......which just may be a sign that no matter how much things look like they are changing on the surface, you react off of instincts and how you really feel. That alone is probably the best reason to either get rid of Ruff, or totally gut this roster so the group of losers that have been tainted can't fall back on their cowardess at the first sign of trouble.
sizzlemeister, on 11 July 2012 - 01:28 PM, said:
On the DR thing; I don't see why DR can't be both political hack and competent GM. Which is different than saying he IS a political hack and IS a competent GM. I do not see why this is surprising, new, bold, provocative, etc. to anyone.
The nature of the job demands he keeps certain details close to the vest; demands that he has to walk a PR tight-rope; demands that he is aware his comments on players and coaches are not only consumed by the fans/public, but by the players, the coaches, and their respective agents, not to mention all of those on the other teams.
Actions mean something, words generally do not. This is how I judge people, and DR, as far as I'm aware, is people. His actions, so far, lead me to believe he's making positive roster changes, and I approve so far. The lack of action, as well, says to me that he's not very willing to parlay his new, young, talent, for older talent which suggests that he does not see this coming season as the season the Sabres make a run for the Cup. The Sabres also still have LR as coach.
Some people judge Regier since Pegula took over.......I judge someone from a total body of work...which includes 15 years and surviving 4 major ownership changes....2 groups which admitted to not having winning or the fans best interests in mind...........that's how I judge a person.