The Legacy of Ken Holland
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11-24-2008, 10:33 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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Done a super job(with some great help). However, no one is perfect:
1) Hate losing guys on waivers for nothing-to this day I still find it HARD to believe that Holland could not have dealt Ozzie for a least a couple of mid round picks. If I recall correctly, there were at least 5 00/01 non playoff teams that had a GAA of over three. Surely one of them could have used a Cup winning tender. If Holland (and Babcock) hadn't insisted on carrying an 8th dman(Chelios), Quincey would still be on the team.
) Not a great fan of trade deadline deals either-see the four deals in '99.
Lang did squat for the Wings and he cost us a first rounder(which could have been Green). Since I wanted the Wings to sign Stuart as a free agent, had no problem with that move and loved him staying with the team.
That was one of those years we just got hammered by injuries. If I remember right,but Chelly and Ulf were hobbled, Larionov broke a thumb and couldn't pass/shoot worth a lick and Ozzy had damaged a knee against LA but had to play because Ranford went into meltdown. I'm convinced that if he had been blessed by a bit better health, a third cup would have been lifted.
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