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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>AG_sweden</b></div><div>I'm not surprised he got the boot.
He isn't the worst GM of all time or anything, but he is just bad.

But to be fair, nobody wants to stay and play there either so what can you do?</div></div>

FWIW, the "no one wants to stay" narrative has been fueled less by disdain for the organization, and more for <a href="https://www.nbcsports.com/nhl/news/montreal-canadiens-sign-josh-anderson-to-massive-7-year-38-5-million-contract-2020-nhl-free-agency" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">wanting</a> to <a href="https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2842368-report-sergei-bobrovsky-panthers-agree-to-7-year-70m-contract" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">avoid</a> burying <a href="https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10080521-ryan-johansen-traded-to-avalanche-predators-will-pay-50-of-2-year-16m-contract" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">the team</a> with <a href="https://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/nhl/predators/2023/06/30/matt-duchene-contract-nashville-predators-buyout-barry-trotz/70362793007/" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">really</a> <a href="https://theathletic.com/4690343/2023/07/26/nhl-worst-contracts-jones-parayko-huberdeau/" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">bad contracts.</a> I actually think he didn't get enough credit for avoiding those landmines. Gudbranson is also overpaid, but <a href="https://www.1stohiobattery.com/columbus-blue-jackets-analysis/2024/02/8591/blue-jackets-defenseman-erik-gudbranson-bouncing-back-on-defense-in-2023-24" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">he is strangely bouncing back.</a>

He did a lot to build the team up to what it was during the Torts run, including the fantastic tri-fecta of <a href="https://thehockeywriters.com/blue-jackets-artemi-panarin-trade-revisited/" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">absolute</a> fleecings <a href="https://dawindycity.com/2020/10/18/chicago-blackhawks-lost-brandon-saad-trades/" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">of</a> <a href="https://www.yardbarker.com/nhl/articles/seth_jones_to_blackhawks_considered_one_of_nhls_worst_recent_trade_fails/s1_13132_39088939" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">CHI.</a>

Drafts are, idk...kind of a crap shoot. Unless we are talking about a GM going <a href="https://sports.yahoo.com/columbus-blue-jackets-drafted-anze-kopitar-nhl-alternate-history-212458021.html" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">full mutiny on their draft-board/scouting department,</a> hindisight is always 20/20. Lest we forget <a href="https://thehockeywriters.com/2016-nhl-entry-draft-top-10-where-are-they-now/" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">the Dubois draft</a> and subsequent dragging he got. The expansion draft hurt, but I'd be curious for someone to point out to me where in 2017 any draftniks foresaw Karlsson going from a 25-point 3C/4C to scoring 43 goals on a team <a href="https://thehockeynews.com/news/thn-s-2017-18-season-preview-vegas-golden-knights1" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">absolutely everyone agreed was going to make it to the Finals,</a> led by top-line center Vadim Shipachyov. Maybe we find out one day that Jason Robertson was Jarmo's #1 choice the subsequent draft, but it just as easily and reasonably could have been Klim Koston. We still ended up with Tex, which aint nothing of a consolation prize.

He inherited a bad team in 2013 that <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013%E2%80%9314_Columbus_Blue_Jackets_season" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">quickly overperformed,</a> and put a damper on any true rebuild hopes. <a href="https://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/06/chicago-blackhawks-trade-brandon-saad-to-columbus-blue-jackets" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">He was aggressive</a> to improve that team, and it quickly fell on its face before Torts came in and turned things around for a few years.

I'll give you credit on the Bjorkstrand trade. I still feel there could have been a way to make it work.

He wasn't bad. Wasn't great either, but it was time.