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01-28-2010, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Shabutie View Post
How is this different from what Gainey has done? The biggest difference is that Tallon has either corrected his mistakes or has made it work. Campbell may be overpaid but he's a tremendous asset to Chicago's transition game. Tallon has also made the small signings like Madden that matter.

Look at the team that Gainey has assembled, the biggest issue I have is on D. We have 1 guy who can move the puck...
The difference is that Tallon had a "core"to build around, Toews, Kane, Seabrook and Keith. Gainey has to live with "what if's" every season. The only thing Tallon had to do is add the missing pieces to have a stanley cup team, Gainey had to make his team from the ground up with up and down players like Koivu and Kovalev and 0 worthwhile prospect except Komisarek and Perezhogin. How Tallon could give such ridiculous contracts to Campbell and Huet knowing he had a bunch of players who would someday win a lot of money is beyond me.

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