Thursday, March 1, 2007

Big George has a letter up to fans

Nice to see that the organization is willing to open up and reveal some of the motivation for making the moves they did, and pointing out the direction the team will be taking in the offseason.

For those that haven't yet read the letter, check it out.

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Late edit: The Deuce's comment was too good not to post on the front page. Here it is:

My letter to GMGM

George, Thanks very much for taking the time to write this letter. I appreciate your effort and insight. I think you are doing a great job as GM. I try to take an unemotional approach to the trades and look to the general consensus by those who have worked a lifetime in hockey to see their take. Most seem to think you made an excellent deal for Zubrus. An impending UFA for a 23 year old PLAYMAKING center and a first-rounder. If we truly go out this summer and sign Gomez, Drury, or someone comparable, this is a great deal.

I know its just one game, and Novotny didn't even play with OV, but the setup on his wrist shot showed excellent vision and playmaking ability, something I personally feel Dianius lacked. With Backstrom and one of the above named centers next year, we could really do some damage on offense (One of them with OV, the other with Semin).

From your comments, I'm also confident you know we need more depth and experience on the backline (preferably a bruiser), so I am confident that will be addressed as well. It seems obvious from the comments here that a lot of fans do not have the patience for even a two year rebuild. I'm glad you and Ted do have that patience, and I think next year it will pay off. Thanks again, and good luck! Let's Go Caps!

PS - for those that feel GMGM has done a poor job evaluating young talent -- go to a hockey prospects webpage or look at the Hershey Bears -- Fleischman, Klepis, Fehr, Green, Morrison, Eminger, Semin, Varlamov, Schultz, Gordon, and the list just goes on and on....

1 comment:

The Deuce said...

My letter to GMGM
George, Thanks very much for taking the time to write this letter. I appreciate your effort and insight. I think you are doing a great job as GM. I try to take an unemotional approach to the trades and look to the general consensus by those who have worked a lifetime in hockey to see their take. Most seem to think you made an excellent deal for Zubrus. An impending UFA for a 23 year old PLAYMAKING center and a first-rounder. If we truly go out this summer and sign Gomez, Drury, or someone comparable, this is a great deal. I know its just one game, and Novotny didn't even play with OV, but the setup on his wrist shot showed excellent vision and playmaking ability, something I personally feel Dianius lacked. With Backstrom and one of the above named centers next year, we could really do some damage on offense (One of them with OV, the other with Semin). From your comments, I'm also confident you know we need more depth and experience on the backline (preferably a bruiser), so I am confident that will be addressed as well. It seems obvious from the comments here that a lot of fans do not have the patience for even a two year rebuild. I'm glad you and Ted do have that patience, and I think next year it will pay off. Thanks again, and good luck! Let's Go Caps!
PS - for those that feel GMGM has done a poor job evaluating young talent -- go to a hockey prospects webpage or look at the Hershey Bears -- Fleischman, Klepis, Fehr, Green, Morrison, Eminger, Semin, Varlamov, Schultz, Gordon, and the list just goes on and on....