Lots of autopsies on the Petr Sykora/Minnesota Wild experiment today as the Wlogosphere masticates this "story."
Sure it didn't work out, for any of a number of different reasons.
But here's the bottom line for me: I'd still rather have a GM with the honesty to see a hole in the roster and the sack to go out and try to fill it, than a GM with neither of those qualities.
There's no GM out there with a 1.000 batting average on FAs.
But Wild fans should have a clear memory of a GM with both a crippling case of myopia and a stunning ability to delude himself into a state of reticence, if nothing else.
No, the grass ain't always greener....but in this case it is.
You're exactly right Nick. Not only that, but you've got to like the fact that Fletcher obviously has a great deal of respect for Sykora and is willing to let him try to catch on somewhere else. There are any number of teams that need scoring and could take a chance at Sykora on re-entry waivers, or would be willing to give something up to get him. He hasn't lost anything...In my opinion, he just wasn't given a fair shot in the lineup by Richards.
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