Charlie - why is it whenever anyone doesn't know what they are talking about they have to drop the f bomb. You need to realize that the "core" players of Pominville, Hecht, Stafford, Vanek, et al just didn't work out. Gaustad lost his edge a couple of years ago and while he was good at faceoffs, he expected Kaleta do the physical work and he became complacent. Darcy ripped off Nashville for the 1st round pick - funny how Brian Burke said Darcy overvalued his players, but then turned around and signed Tiny Tim for $9million for 2 years. Darcy also got the best of the Kassian for Hodgeson and Sulzer deal. Kassian is a bust, but Hodgeson is the real deal and Sulzer has been a good player on D for us. MN paid too much for Pommer, but I'm excited cause we got some good prospects and picks. Get rid of Miller, he wants to go west - trade em. Vanek - he needs to think for himself and quit crying - I didn't see him worried about rebuilding when he got the offer from Edmonton and the Sabres matched it. Over the years, Darcy has played the cards dealt to him by his owners - you should remember he's the one who did the trades for Briere and Drury, but was handcuffed by an owner and mgmt that believed in "addition by subtraction". You also have to realize that Richards was never interested in Buffalo - he had his eye on Broadway from the get go and he's been kind of a bust there. You can't blame Leino's performance on Darcy as injuries are just what they are - Leino had no history and when he is healthy - we have seen glimpses of his chemistry and skill with Ennis. Anyway Charlie, I think you need to look at the stats a little closer before making your statements.