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07-02-2010, 04:04 AM
Curse strikes again!
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Hendersonville, TN
It's a combination of UFA day frenzy and instant gratification.
Mostly I think everyone just gets caught up in the frenzy of the day. We see all these teams adding guys, most for big money, and it seems like every team in the league is improving....except for us. It sucks that we all know that the team can't go throw money at players when we watch teams sign guys for $20-27 mil.
Even though we traded soon to be UFAs for something, it wasn't on July 1, they aren't totally proven players we got back, and we traded away players that were popular or proven or coveted in the league. Of course we didn't get total value for the players we traded but they were UFAs and really no one had to make a deal with us at all and we could have lost them for nothing. We don't know what we are going to get out of SK or Parent, but other teams know (or think they know) just what they will get with Hamhuis, Ellis, Gonchar, Volchenkov, etc.
Other teams' fans are excited for who they signed, they've gotten their hopes up at what seems to be instant improvements to their team. Meanwhile, we're sitting here with mostly the same offense-starved lineup from last season.
It's just that, "Oh no everyone is being signed, the best players are gone, we can't afford anyone, we don't have anyone, we're never going to get anyone" panic. But a few days later people will calm down and realize that most of our best moves tend to come a few days later or sometimes a few days before or even into training camp.
And hopefully most people will realize that about half the big money players signed were dmen....which we all know we don't need.
There is still a lot of offense out there.
Don't worry Pred fans, unless I missed a late one, not one Central division team signed a UFA Thursday (except for re-signing their own players).
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