Literally none of this is relevant to this discussion.SKYO wrote: ↑Thu May 16, 2019 2:49 amOne must take into account two things.Island Nucklehead wrote: ↑Thu May 16, 2019 2:34 amHe’s remained around average when it comes to number of draft picks, which some find disappointing for a rebuilding team that’s gone through massive turnover since he arrived. That’s all.Hockey Widow wrote: ↑Wed May 15, 2019 4:37 pmWell I think the point is that Benning has done a decent job keeping picks, even though he has trade a slew he has recovered a slew. Sure it could be better but it’s not as dire as some would suggest.
Yes, the NHL gifted us a 2nd. Let’s not count that though.
Gillis horrendous handle of the franchise of locking in vets especially into NTC's.
AND a owner hellbent on making the playoffs as that's what was Benning's first GM job when he was hired after 2014.....thus to make the 2015 playoffs as per requested of the bosses. ( think of it, a former GM locked up the vets with NTC Sedins - a fan favourite - future HHOF - gotta give them one last run...but failed.
then was left of all the No-Trade-Clauses contracts of Gillis to deal with of all the 2011 vets, with no easy trades of the vets there - consequently which gave Benning little value to deal with, hell even Alex Edler is still flexing his NTC from Mike Gillis.
Benning DID get picks in return for a lot of players (Kesler, Bieksa, Garrison, Lack). How he used (or didn’t) use them, and what we have to show for those moves, is where people find fault.