Thread: Post-Game Talk: still wanna fire Homer?
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05-26-2010, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by phillyfanatic View Post
- Last year the cap was "mis-managed". That was becaues Briere missed half the year and when he came back, we had to either send Giroux to the minors or trade someone. Homer made the trades and we still almost beat the Pens in the first round!!! NOTE: Detroit and Chicago are currently in the same boat we were in last year, they are perennial winners. Chicago will have to put Huet in the minors next year and give away Versteeg and Sharp. Detroit already gave away Leino
I don't think this defends Holmgren the way you seem to think it does...

- Eminger deal was terrible. But he turned Eminger into Carle, so he corrected that mistake
Did he?

Carlson (potentially), Downie, Upshall, and a 2nd (+ Metro and Vaananen, who were quality depth guys) for Carle and Carcillo.

Hell, we could have just tried to deal for Meszaros that summer... or go another route other than Eminger (who was never going to fill the need we had).

- Lupol signing was too much. He never made that money in Philly and we flipped him for Pronger who signed for the same cap hit (4.9 million)
You realize that part of the "value" we sent the other direction in the Pronger trade was to pay 'em for taking Lupul's contract off our hands, right?

Enough already. Name one GM that is doing a better job?
Detroit, for one. Miles ahead of us as far as management goes.

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