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06-29-2010, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by braindead View Post
Grebs wasn't a waste- we traded for a player that, by all looks, could have helped and could have been re-signed. The problem was bad luck limited our views of him interacting with the rest of our team on the ice and, as a result, we can't justify the salary. We spent a 2nd to try to make it out of the 1st round of the playoffs and potentially replace Hamhuis... that isn't a waste. Sunk cost should be ignored in making the current decision.
Dear Braindead (and other interested parties):

4 regular season games with 1G/1A and 2 playoff games with 2A for a second round pick...for a player the Preds were never going to sign anyway at the QO price due to budget constraints...on a team with more quality young dmen and dmen prospects than anybody else...on a team that relies on building through the draft more than any other team which means they need as many picks as they can for a player that didn't address the glaring missing element for the Preds...for a player so sought after by other teams around the league that nobody was even willing to spend a 7th round pick for his rights...sounds like a complete success!!

If we judged success based on the merits of "by all looks" and what we thought would happen instead of what actually happened, then the Preds may have made it to the second round this year.

First Round Playoff Game Five CHI vs. NAS

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