Ranking the NHL's GMs

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  1. joe dirte

    joe dirte Registered User

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    yeah, a well thought out post. it look like it took some time. you can disagree with some of his choices if yoiu want but he deserves credit.
     
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    Pirate Deadpool My dog knows more about hockey than sinbin Ken

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    I feel that too many GMs get too much credit for drafting and head scout doesn't get enough credit. Sure the GM is the one that people think of when it comes to drafting, but scouts do a lot of the work. Especially when your draft spot is outside of the top ten.
     
  3. joe dirte

    joe dirte Registered User

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    sure.

    they also say a good leader surrounds himself with the best.
     
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    Super Hans Registered User

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    Most people that attempt to climb Everest don't spend the week before drinking 12-packs at base camp.
     
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  5. Bounces R Way

    Bounces R Way Feaster's Beasters

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    Pretty good list. Nill would be in my top 10, and Sweeney just out of it. Wilson quite a bit lower and Steve Yzerman for #1.
     
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    I have no idea how you can look at his body of work as GM of the Oilers and think him winning a cup actually outweighs that. You're also wrong if you're implying the Oilers were in some sort of hopeless state when he took over. he made it that way
     
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    Pretty accurate list, but I'd put Chiarelli even lower.
     
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    I agree with pretty much all the rankings of the OP except for Holland. Not the best GM for sure but he should be higher on the list IMHO.
     
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    Cityswiper Registered User

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    Oh okay. So if Gorton & Benning truly built that team, maybe his assistsnt gm's were the ones that also gave out the atrocious contracts & trades?

    You can't have it both ways.
     
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    Good work.

    Sweeney, however, should be ranked a few spots higher.
     
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    Good post. I’ll add on top of that Jake Debrusk(14th OA)and Brandon Carlo(37th OA) from the 2015 draft have been key parts of Boston’s top 6 and top 4 all season long.
     
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    Good list, thanks for putting it together. Lou may be a tad high, but I agree with that bottom 4 that's for sure.
     
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    Wayne Primeau Stay Gold

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    Thanks for all the comments, guys.

    Sweeney was hard to place. He's faced a lot of criticism during his tenure but it's also hard to argue with the results this season. I'd argue that the guys ranked like 9-25 all could be up/down like four or five spots, it's all a matter of personal opinion.
     
  14. McGarnagle

    McGarnagle Yes.

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    I'm not the biggest Sweeney guy, but he's got to be top 15, and closer to 10. They're literally the best team in hockey since December.

    We can laugh at him for passing on Barzal 3 times, we should laugh at him for the Rinaldo trade, but he put together a roster that's doing special things. He trusted the rookies who would come in, padded it out with guys like Riley Nash and Tim Schaller in the right spots. Hasn't made any panic moves to blow it all up yet.

    Even I have to give him credit.
     
  15. joemon999

    joemon999 Drive for 5

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    Lol they gave Garth Snow his on tier on the tier list.
     
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    Bowman is inexcusably low. Should easily be top 10. Yeah he had a bad offseason, does that mean we all forget the decade+ of incredible maneuvering to put out a Cup contender (and 3-time winner) for that long a period of time?
     
  17. ViktorBaeArvidsson

    ViktorBaeArvidsson Kaliyev > Ovechkin

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    I like how David Poile is all of a sudden the best GM because before we made the Cup we were always a 1st, or 2nd Round exit team. I really think he has changed his mentality when making trades ever since that debacle of acquiring Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli for a 1st. Now he's gotten Ryan Johansen, Kyle Turris, and P.K Subban for Shea Weber, Seth Jones, Samuel Girard, Vladislav Kamenev, and a 2nd Round Pick. Our team looks the best it has, since, EVER. Hopefully, with this core they can bring a Cup to Smashville and break the streak of the same boring teams winning it every year. As for all the other GM'S idc lol. Also he drafted Arvidsson which automatically makes him the best GM.
     
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    I think that, in most cases, the current GMs didn't hire most of their scouts (at least the more senior ones that really influence drafts). Unless a team has been bad at drafting, scouts are generally kept on when management changes. It's risky to throw out years of preparation and bring in a new team that has to largely start from scratch with less than a year before the next draft. It's not uncommon for scouts to stay with their organizations for 10 or even 20 years, outlasting multiple GMs. I know that the Kings still have a pro scout that they originally hired in 1997.
     
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    Explain how JR isn’t number 1, but the guy who couldn’t beat JR’s team is.

    Scuderi for Daley
    Schultz for a 3rd
    Oleksiak for a 4th
    Kessel for spare parts
    Sheary and Zar for free
    Sheahan for junk
     
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    Poyd Treechada Go vegan

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    You forgot to mention how amazing of a player Dan Carcillo is because he has a cup (Or two I don't remember exactly).
     
  21. CanuckGame39

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    Just LOL at the Chiarelli write-up. So brutal.

    The fans deserve everything they get after how they were last season. I hope Chiarelli ****s that team up even more before he rides off into the sunset.
     
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    Rutherford inherited most of that core. The best pieces were in place and he just tinkered a bit...
     
  23. McRpro

    McRpro Call the rulebook!

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    "How they were last season."

    Oilers fans put up with so much **** on here for years. We deserved to give it back to you people.

    Get your jabs in again because you can expect Oilers fans to be 10x worse next time.
     
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    You do realize that just because your team was gifted Crosby and Malkin doesn't mean you have the best GM in the league right?

    Poile traded:
    Erat for Forsberg
    Weber for Subban
    Jones for Johansen
    Girard and Kamenev for Turris
    Legwand for Jarnkrok

    Negotiated:
    Josi contract
    Ellis contract
    Ekholm contract
    Jarnkrok contract
    Arvidsson contract

    Drafted:
    Rinne in the 8th round
    Saros in the 4th round
    Ekholm in the 4th
    Josi in 2nd
    Weber in 2nd
    Smith in the 4th
    Arvidsson in the 4th
     
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    Wayne Primeau Stay Gold

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    The Chiarelli one was most certainly the most fun to write. Bergevin's was, too. There's not much room for incompetence in the NHL among GMs so I figured I'd really rip into the awful ones.
     
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