Hexy or Homer?

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Who would you rather have as GM today?

  1. Homer

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  2. Hexy

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  1. Grebinator

    Grebinator Registered User

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    Who would you rather have in charge with the current roster? Regardless of how you feel about how Hexy dragged us out of cap he’ll and how homer took us there, who would you rather have leading the team tomorrow?
     
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    I've lived in Cap Hell with Paul Holmgren and have lived in Cap Heaven with Ron Hextall.

    Cap Hell is way better AINEC.
     
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    Only a Sith deals in absolutes
     
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    I will place this here from another thread.....he was a mediocre GM. I wish I could find his interview after he was "promoted"...even he admitted his tenure was a mixed one.

    Now is he better than Hextall…….well at this point given how boring this team has become and how we are still spinning our wheels....I will have to say yeah....pretty much. Which is kind of sad at this stage of the game

     
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    Speak for yourself there, Butt.

    :naughty:
     
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    Holmgren would blow up the cap next off-season and wasting valuable assets on crap players like Steve Eminger.

    No thanks

    Hextall 100%
     
  8. Striiker

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    Hextall.

    The Hakstol situation is a disaster, but if that one thing gets rectified, we're in incredible shape with this roster, prospect pool, and cap situation.

    Homer didn't know how to plan ahead at all and he also ****ed up in the coaching department (Berube).
     
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    I don't pine for Homer at all. Building with prospects through the draft is the way to go. But he has to make a coaching change and then we will see where we are. I'm not absolving him of responsibility - I'm just saying, this is the better way to be.
     
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    Before you make this decision final. Only one of these dinosaurs acquired Jordan Weal.
     
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    and the other one did this:

     
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    Good signing!
     
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    The Flyers were the worst team in the NHL when Holmgren took over. He had them in the SCF's three and a half years later, and over his first five seasons as GM the team had won SEVERAL playoff rounds. He was always making moves and trying to improve the team for better or worse too, which created excited as a fan.

    Hextall, four years and going strong into year 5 without a single playoff series win.

    I'll take a few years of being a legit contender and being able to get excited to be a fan of the team and watch them play then continue to hold out hope that they MIGHT become a contender by the time Hextall's 10 year plan POSSIBLY comes to fruition while I watch a stale, boring, and crap product.
     
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    I'd like someone who is neither extreme.
     
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    Neither!
     
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    Homer, only because Hakstol is a nigh unforgivable sin.

    Also, last two Flyers games I've fallen asleep on for a cat-nap. Homer''s teams were more entertaining.
     
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    Hextall cause his time is not over yet
     
  19. Grebinator

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    I like what Hextall has done through the draft and stocking the cupboards but I think if we turned this roster over to Holmgren we’d contend sooner than under Hextall and we’d be a lot more fun to watch.
     
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    Honestly me too. I fell asleep when they were up 5-2 against Florida and woke up to it tied. Fell asleep tonight at 1-0 and woke up to 4-2 lumbus. I might just stay asleep next time
     
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    Hextall. We need to see how he does without Hakstol.

    edit: and this even though I really, really dislike Hextall /edit

    Fire Haktok.
     
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    Not a fair comparison because the CBA has completely changed ways to assemble an NHL roster. Being rich team has far less off-season advantage.
     
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    Voted Homer. Probably unfair because it's likely just Snider I want back in reality. I imagine it's really Snider that most people want back in reality. At least under Homer he wasn't afraid to fire coaches or make big trades and we competed most years. It's not hard to tank either, you just let the team suck for a year or two and make the obvious picks at the top of the draft and, if you're fortunate, you get a Matthews/McDavid/MacKinnon that year. Even when the teams were bad they displayed a lot more emotion and fight than what we're seeing now.

    If Hextall had even an ounce of the balls Homer displayed in his tenure this would easily be Hextall for me. As is, he has and is currently undoing all the good he's done by being awfully stubborn in his approach to management and a pattern of absurdly bad decision-making when it comes to hiring or retaining coaches.
     
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    Homer turns them into a contender within a year.
    Unfortunately, he also royally sinks the ship by mishandling the cap ...but that doesn't go overnight and they would still have a 3-5 year window to win a Stanley Cup.
     
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    Hextall is the dutiful father forcing you to grow up responsibly eating your veggies, doing homework and working the yard.

    Homer is the fun uncle with a drinking problem.
     

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