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05-07-2005, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by ATLANTARANGER
Lou is a great GM, he is not without mistakes or faults. His stance on Van Ryn is why we now have unsigned drafted UFAs. He treats players like serfs. That works only when you are winning, the moment that stops the players will go elsewhere. Holik is a clasic example. He could have signed him for a lot less the year contract expired, but no he had to a AH. Competes with the NYR to sign him then lies about and says it was for less. BS.
Letting Holik go was certainly a mistake. As I recall, the following summer was particularly tough on Devils fans.

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