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06-25-2010, 11:52 PM
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No, because I don't think it's a mistake for them to aggressively go after a guy they think can help the team. Especially when it's a top 4 dman, and that 3rd pairing really let them down in the playoffs. It's not like they flew in blindly either, Hartnell and Timmonen had both played with him. Timonen probably would have been his defense partner. So, I'm not seeing a mistake. They're being careful in who they bring in to the team. It's doing their due dilligence before they offer a guy a sizable contract.
Due diligence...? If they'd "done their due diligence" they never would have traded for him because they would have known he was uncomfortable with playing on a team with our defensive depth.
We acquired him (without having spoken to him) and then found out he didn't really want to sign with us all that much. They DID fly in blindly.
And there are a lot of guys out there that can help the team. Under the salary cap you CANNOT aggressively go after everyone that can help... that's how you bleed assets.
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