Holgrem has a beef but at the end of the day I would absolutley take these 3 over him.
Armstrong - Has an awesome core of young talent, but his team had a horrid record, I think 1 win over the first 2 and a half weeks. He made a great move bringing in Hitch and it has worked to the tune of almost winning the President's Trophy.
Poile - Always gets overlooked and yet has made and managed some bad situation with Weber and Suter well. Not to mention he recruited Radulov back from the KHL and got a true leader in Gaustad from Buffalo.
Tallon - Where do you want to start? Not only did he sign some 9-10 free agents he made it work, hired a coach who isn't a tool, and made hockey relevent again and not only that but has them a game away from the 2nd round of the playoffs. Can't say I ever saw that coming.
There are so many guys you can put here and I really have no problem with these 3. I feel like they did the best job, and if I had to put Holgrem in this group he would be 4th. I think the Bryz signing also is sort of what's holding him back in the voting here.
Tough. What are they gonna do, call their mom? This is hockey. They'll get over it." - Ray Shero