In response to NeelyOrrBourque's comment:
In response to Bookboy007's comment:
I think "PC is a good GM" means that he doesn't want to trade Subban; that Subban has developed as well or better than they'd hoped (despite a less than dynamite WJHC), and that they don't see the opportunity to draft a goaltender who could be Rask's planned successor any time in the next couple of years. I think it means that he is not, generally, a game player, and I assume his GM colleagues know who is slippery and who is straight. All of which means that if Feaster feels he has to have Subban for Iginla, say, he will now look elsewhere OR he will have to re-think what he's willing to take OR figure out a way to incent PC to go back on a public statement.
I don't think any fan in the world would react badly to a GM saying "Yes, I said I would not trade Subban, but when Calgary offers us Iginla and Giordano and a swap of first round picks for Subban and x, y, z, I felt the benefit to the team was too great for me not to eat a little crow."
As for nite's "unfair" - if the players on that team are sulking around because they aren't getting Iginla to come in and rescue them, F--k 'em. I want the players on the current team to be trying to convince management that tehy don't need Iginla. And if you're a top end guy wishing that the team would upgrade the Bartkowskis and Caron's because it's oh, so unfair that your chance to win is being hurt by them - score more than two f-ing goals a game! That's your job. Do it instead of moaning that the GM didn't go out and make a trade.
I also don't recall whether PC ever said "we are not trading Phil Kessel", but that situation is so different as to be useless as a comparable. Kessel basically signed an offer sheet, but instead of going through that rigamarole, the teams agreed on compensation. No one will be tendering Subban any time soon.
Where the Fawk do you get off Book? Stop putting fawking words in my mouth you piece of shi..ttt & stop assuming you KNOW EVERYTHING! I never said that the B's players are sulking! I said I think it's unfair for a GM to put an unknown prospect off limits for a present trade to save the future that nobody knows who will be here. What about the employee's he has working for him NOW! PC has a job to do for the present moreso than the future. This isn't a rebuliding team. This is a contender that another team in his conference went out & tried to get better & already sitting in first. PC is obligated to at least try & bring someone on to try & match that to put his present team on the same playing field. By putting a stop sign on certain prospects he's not fullfilling his obligation at all. He's sounding like! "Fawk the Stanley Cup, Fawk the fans & Fawk the Bruins players!