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02-17-2008, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
Its interesting to see how this team consistently avoids making any decisions on personell. Instead of making the tough choices, we have continuously sent down the youngsters and played the vets (despite talent/performance). This hasn't been a problem with us because the guys that could challenge for a a role have not established any type of role with the team. That said, I think the avoidance of the issue has gotten to the point where a move has to be made. My guess is we make another trade for an UFA, which (IMO) is a mistake considering our true chances as a contender.
Poile doesn't have an aggressive personality to begin with. In fact, I'd go so far as to say the he's very risk averse. And coming up empty on virtually all of his deadline deal trades (His only "successful" deadline deal is the Sullivan trade, and that wasn't exactly a deadline deal) has probably gotten him gunshy. Hopefully that'll keep him away from guys like Hossa (unless we sign him to an extension).

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