Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Honesty rules here at Domebeers. I like GM Sutter. I do. The Kipper trade was that big, in my mind. We all know the Littlest Hobo was the brains behind that deal, but GM Sutters signature is on the documents. Chris Simon, Neimo, Tangs, Juice, and so on. The guy is trying to help the team win. I like that in a GM. I'm not coming from the 'I've always thought Sutter was an inane country hick' camp that seems to have made itself very vocal round the local. But looking at the numbers, and the paralysis that this franchise could be stuck with, it makes you think that some of the haters are right; It makes you think that GM Sutter really never passed grade 2, and hence, really does not grasp this whole 'addition' thing.
Domebeer-aholics, your humble correspondent, to be up front, is at a loss. Do you give GM Sutter the benefit of the doubt, and eagerly await the offseason that will undoubtedly see Sarich and Kotalik ride off into the sunset, the bounce back seasons from Moss and Lanks and J-Blow and just about everybody on this team (Iggy gets a pass on Domebeers, eh? You ever notice that?), and maybe the acquisition of some skilled forward who has a name that rhymes with Bilya?
Or do you not extend GM Sutter the benefit the doubt, as his most recent efforts have been complete horseshit. Bourques an ok player. You don't sign ok players to 6 year contracts. Stajan? The fucking Pillsbury Doughboy on skates? Mike 'looks like a child rapist' Keenan? Playfair? Not being able to ice a full roster at the end of the season? The Sarich contract? The Sarich fucking contract was bad the moment it was signed! GM Sutter signed Anders Eriksson for tits sake.
I read, and one of the best books I've read is the Decline & Fall Of The Roman Empire. One of the things it touches on is what happens when you take accountability away from the person who runs the show. GM Sutter, by all appearances, has a lifetime contract. He is Caesar. How did Rome turn out?
Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.