Preseason Bill Guerin thread.. (Post #405 Guerin Released)
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10-05-2010, 05:24 PM
Join Date: Jul 2004
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He only traded for Meszaros after he couldn't land Hamhuis, so getting angry at that trade before it happens seems very interesting. Do you have psychic powers?
The complaints about moving Parent to try and land Hamhius has almost nothing to do with whatever shortcomings he has with cap management.
This happened PRE free agency.
He traded Parent with the intention of signing Hamhuis and said he wasn't going to trade any of our other D. That was
what was causing a lot of the angst. If you go back you'll actually find a lot of people stating that they like the deal in the event Carle (or Coburn, but preferably Carle) got moved for other assets so the D didn't get bogged down with an absurd cap hit.
So, when he realized he couldn't get Hamhuis signed he deals him for a 3rd (still would have preferred to have Parent as a cheap potential 3rd pairing guy at this point) and turns around to replace the stupid cap management that Hamhuis was going to represent with Meszaros.
At least with Hamhuis we would have been reasonably confident we were going to get our money's worth out of the player... instead we picked up a salary dump from Tampa Bay.
Didn't really need psychic powers... Holmgren told everyone he planned to do stupid with the defense as far as cap management, and he followed through in spades on that front. Rather than constructing a team with two really good pairings and getting a solid but cheaper 3rd pairing, we are going to have a really really expensive #5.
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