Top Five General Managers in the NHL: But Who’s the Best?

August 8th, 2010 by Joseph Tung Leave a reply »
Having gone through numerous debates with friends and foes about who's the best hockey player—Sid the Kid or Alexander the Gr8—I decided to kick the debate up another notch...who is the best manager to attract and retain the stars in their franchises?

We will let you, the hockey fans, vote on this hot topic.

Here are five candidates who are looked upon as the cream of the crop:

Ken Holland, Detroit Red Wings:  Holland is a magician at signing and re-signing his players for very minimal contracts in effort to win the ultimate prize: the Stanley Cup. It has worked four times in last 13 hockey seasons, excluding lockout year. Marian Hossa signed for less to fit under the "no more than Lidstrom" rule for a chance at the Cup. Henrik Zetterberg signs for $6.0 million, Todd Bertuzzi for $1.9 million, Tomas Holmstrom for $1.875 million, AND newly acquired Mike Modano for $1.25 million. He pays players less for more silverware. Good winning combination.

Doug Wilson, San Jose Sharks: Wilson is an intelligent man who has made nearly all the right decisions when it comes to trades and major signings. Examples inclu ...

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