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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Peddie Says New GM Will Rule




This is good news for fans. If a GM can't make decisions without having to look over his back, or have it approved by the owner, then that front office will be extremely inefficient. It would take much longer to get things done and that could take away the teams ability to get things done, because a lot of deals happen quickly. You need the ability to act at any second since you never know when a trade or signing may happen.

Also if you have owners or any other untrained people making hockey decisions (e.g. coaching decisions, signings, trades, drafts) the outcome is rarely pretty (the only franchise I can think of in sports where this isn't the case is the Dallas Cowboys). There were a lot of rumours going on about how Richard Peddie meddles with the Leafs and Raptors. He once was accused of chosing Kevin O'Neill as coach over Sam Mitchell, overruling then GM Glen Grunwald. I don't know if that's true, but Kevin O'Neill's one year tenure with the Raptors was a complete disaster. The best way to go is to hire someone that is capable of dealing with hockey operations and then stay the hell out of his way!

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