DBC10 wrote:I'd prefer someone younger and relatively new on the stage instead of the old guards like the Ed's and Casey's of the world. And really, Ed hasn't don't much to really earn the job to begin with either. He's likely retiring shortly after this.
But back to the real point. This is why it's crucial to hire someone that can actually navigate this mess we're in. An albatross contract with barely any building blocks to show for it except our own picks. Not exactly a great opportunity for any good GM to just come in and make their imprint. Any gm that comes in is literally starting from the ground up until that contract expires. Established GMs will steer clear from us for the time being. Which is why hiring someone long term is even more important.
I'm not sure I agree with this logic. First, you get nearly a free pass for two years relative to team success, you'd just better do well on your draft picks. And if you're actually good at your job, you will. Second, you get to reap all the glory if you're truly good at your job and turn the team into a true contender.
Believe it or not, there are still people out there who actually want a challenge and to build their own thing rather than step into something that's a whisker away from success.