Should Feaster be fired.

Now that we know that O’Reilly would have had to clear waivers to play with the Flames has the Avs not matched the offer do you think that he should be fired?

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11 Responses to Should Feaster be fired.

  1. nordiques100 says:

    I really like to ask all Flames fans whether or not they’d accept taking a couple steps back to get younger to hopefully be better in maybe 3-4 years down the road.

    It seems the Flames Organization thinks the fan base won’t accept it. There is a sense of we need to win now. Or keep competitive.

    I’d believe a strong majority would be ok with moving Iginla, moving JBo, moving Kiprusoff for futures and start scoring with some good successive drafts.

    But it sure seems that the team refuses to believe the fans will accept more losing.

    Honestly, being a Leafs fan, its horrible to see your team stuck in neutral. Not good enough for high picks, not good enough for the playoffs and continuously seeing drafts void of several rounds due to attempted quick fixes.

    It gets much much worse seeing 1st rounders go for those quick fixes too.

    They dodged a big bullet here. But what is the plan going forward? There doesn’t seem to be one whatsoever.

    • doorman says:

      I think fans don’t like rebuilds obviously, but most can accept they need to be done sometimes. The frustrating part for me as a fan is watching the mishandling of assets, much like the Leafs. Not as bad on trading 1st rounders, but haven’t been drafting great for having them either. I think Featser should consider going to ownership, who could be half the problem(?) and discussing the pros. It hasn’t kept the fans out of the seats in Edm.

      • I don’t think most fans agree that you have to stock on top draft picks to get better. How many good players have come from second round or later? If they had gotten O’Reilly, that gave them some room to part ways with other players for roster/prospects, which definitely would’ve sped up the rebuild if parting with guys like Iggy and kipper, because then you’d be building around a top center (or at least who you believe will be a top center.) Some teams can’t seem to get good scouting for later rounds. The later rounds aren’t about best player available.

    • LN91 says:

      Isn’t Toronto stuck in Neutral right now? Even if they make the playoffs, they wont be able to find the resources to improve the squad.

  2. mojo19 says:

    Coming off the books after this season:

    Iginla $7 million
    Cervenka $3.75 million (RFA)
    Babchuk $2.5 million
    Butler $1.25 million (RFA)
    and a few depth guys: Comeau, Backlund, Begin

    After next season

    Bouwmeester $6 million
    Cammalleri $6 million
    Kiprusoff $5.8 million
    Stajan $3.5 million
    Stempniak $2.5 million
    Sarich $2 million

    They could revamp the entire roster, just about. Mostly just Wideman, Giordano, Tanguay, Hudler and a couple minor guys are signed beyond next season.

    I think the idea of getting O’Reilly into the fold for this and next season would have gone hand and hand with signing Iggy to a 1-year extension and keep the core together for one more season.

    There was probably a lot of ownership pressure on Feaster to make this move, and he tried. Eventually they’ll have to go full rebuild, and I think they will after next season. Until then I would expect them to try to stay competitive.

  3. leafs_wallace93 says:

    So if the Avs didn’t match O’Rielly would have to clear waivers and Calgary would still lose compensation if O’Rielly was picked up by another club? Looks pretty bad.

    I’ll give Fester this though, I complained for a couple years that Burke never went after forwards or centers whereas Fester made the effort to land Brad Richards and now O’Reilly. I wouldn’t fault him for that effort had Burke shown that in Toronto perhaps he’d still be GM.

    • Lucci_101 says:

      Burke was in the hunt for a center too , i remeber watching him go into Newport Sports to talk to Richards but he wouldnt give that stupid long term contract which has come back to bite Rangers in the ass. Well played Burke

      • LN91 says:

        Brad Richards would not have signed with Toronto even with a greater contract than what he recieved, Feaster tried that.

        He was always going to NYR, it’s where he wanted to go and he just used Calgary and Toronto as a bargaining chip.

      • leafs_wallace93 says:

        I used to harp on that a lot, I liked Burke but his unwillingness to offer competitive contracts should have been the grounds of his termination, ironic given that there is contract length caps in the new CBA.

        But when Burke sent Nonis to offer Richards half the money Calgary did, that was just humiliating the Leafs organization to make his point to NHLPA. It was a disgrace.

        I never understood why he never made a genuine effort to get center.

        • nordiques100 says:

          It wasn’t Nonis. He sent Cliff Fletcher. That’s how disinterested he was.

          • realistic_leafs_fan says:

            But was Burke right not to offer a huge contract?
            Richards had 66 Points in 82 games last year(Grabovski has done that) and he has 13 pts in 19 games this year I believe, while playing with Gaborik and Nash(I know Nash has been hurt).
            Is he worth the $6.667 cap hit through 2020? If yes, Burke missed out. If not, Burke made the right decision. Considering how much complaining there is about the contracts Burke did sign…Komi, Connolly, Grabo, Lupul, Armstrong for example, it’s funny that people wanted him to go out and pay high for a #1 centre. I’m sure he would get blasted if he signed Richards to $7mil through 2012 and he was just ordinary here. No one wants us to trade for Luongo’s contract, but everyone blames Burke for not trying the same kind of contract to get a centre. Damned if he did, damned if he didn’t.

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