Second round exit in 2010
Second round exit in 2011
First round exit in 2012
I doubt we'll get out of the first round this year, providing we even make the playoffs. This team has gotten worse over the years. The people he has brought in have been either injured or are a waste of time.
The fact that they are going through a major rebuild and still making the playoffs every year says something about Kenny and the management staff.
The Oilers are going through a major rebuild as well:
Last place in 2010
Last place in 2011
29th place in 2012
Would you rather go through that?
Also, last summer our D looked like it would be the worst in the league, but then Kenny managed to sign some guys who have really helped us out, and he showed off his draft skills again. (Colaiacovo has been really solid in the games he's played and dekeyser looks good as well. Kindl and lashoff have both proved to be surprisingly good draft picks)
I still think he's the best gm... By far.
A lot of posters here think he is on the decline because he hasn't landed a lot of big name free agents/trades but think about this:
29 teams didn't land parise or suter
29 teams didn't land semin
29 teams didn't get bouwmeester
29 teams didn't land Justin Schultz.......
Holand did manage to land Brunner and dekeyser who both look very promising.
Most teams' rebuilds look like Edmonton's or Calgary's or buffalo's. Holland managed to construct a major rebuild without even missing the playoffs (hopefully), and he kept our prospect pool intact. (He strengthened it if you consider dekeyser a prospect.
Good job Kenny!
So due to St. Patty's regularities I did not watch the game last night. Anything pertinent happen that I should know about?
Well it must have been an important game for the canucks, because Luongo played how he usually plays in important games.
Datsyuk showed off his pinball skills.
Howard proved just how average he is stopping 33 out of 35 shots.
Zetterberg broke the scoring slump.
Burrows is making progress (I only saw 2 dives from him).