So the Blues are in great shape because Dollar Dave owns a soccer team, and JD knows what he's doing because...well, people say he knows what he's doing. You have to ignore those "questionable" signing that he's made, because...wait, that's all he's done here.
Dollar Dave has done one thing: keep the team in St. Louis. Bully for him. Everything else has been a tire fire. So we're saying that he gets the benefit of the doubt because his check didn't bounce?
In no way did I say the Blues are great because Dollar Dave owns a soccer team. Your argument paints these two as idiots who are clueless. My point was that Dollar Dave, and I quote, is a "championship owner." He has marketed this team well. Yes, the pieces of the puzzle biz is backfiring this year. But he understood the severity of the pit that the franchise was in when he bought the team. He gave us, the fans, a reason to believe. This team is MILES away from where it was just 3 years ago. This team has talent that is working its way onto the roster and spills down to the farm system.
As for JD doing nothing, how about the complete pillaging of Atlanta and San Jose when he traded Tkachuk and Guerin in '07 and got a whole host of draft picks? What about turning Dennis Wideman into Brad Boyes who then went on to score 70+ goals in his first two full seasons here?
What about spinning Lee Stempniak into Alex Steen and Carlo Coliaiacovo, who went on to be key players last year? Steen on the PK and Cola being our most productive D-man.
What about working things out to get 3 first rounders in '07? Those players turned into Lars Eller, Ian Cole, and David Perron. Signing Ty Conklin as a solid backup? Picking up Crombeen on waivers who has turned into a pretty good PK guy this year?
But yeah, you're right. Completely clueless. Fire 'em all. They all suck.