Really ?? They had Brobovsky a supposed Vezina candidate when Howson was around? I don't remember that. Isn't he like one of the major reasons why CBJ is in the race at all? Didn't Howson fire Hitchcock who seems to be doing well in St. Louis? Signed Wisniewski for $7m? Rick Nash episode.
I don't think he is the worst GM like Sather or Garth Snow but his name might be mentioned next in line.
Howson was responsible for bringing in Bobrovsky during the offseason, before he was fired. Actually he was responsible for every major move the team has made since 2007 (except the Gaborik trade) including bringing in Dubinsky, Anisimov, Aucoin, Wisneiwski, Johnson, Prospal, Umberger, Tyutin, Foligno, Nikitin, Letestu, and Erixon.
So pretty much their entire team was acquired by him in one form or fashion, and they're playing well right now, so credit where it's due.
Also, says something about how woefully inadequate their drafting and development is if you've got a team made up of this many trades and UFA signings.
Edit: Wisniewski doesn't make 7 million dollars, so you might want to brush up on your fact checking a bit
Edited by kipwinger, 15 April 2013 - 12:20 PM.