Thread: 20/20 hindsight
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04-24-2009, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Djee#9 View Post
That's just a rumor....I dont believe it to be true
So if I tell you that the rumor is that he never was offered a contract, you'll believe me but if I say that he was, you won't? How's that? 'Cause it makes Gainey not look that great?

It's not that hard to believe it. Both Carbonneau and Gainey never believed in him as a d-man. Clearly with Gainey's thought of O'Byrne being ready, both him and Carbo didn't beleive in Streit. So if Streit comes to you and say that I'll sign but I want to play on D, well you don't accept the player's offer. My point is to say how both Carbo and Gainey were wrong, and it's not hindsight 'cause at the time I didn't agree with most people that he was sucking so hard. I remember thinking he might never be top 4, but in the bottom pairing and as a PP specialist, he was too damn important.

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