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10-30-2010, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
No, that was an idiotic attempt to deal with an immediate problem... they weren't able to call up anyone if someone was hurt and it wasn't a LTIR situation. As you might recall, they had to send Giroux down when Timonen got the flu for a couple of games. Of course, the actual cap gains there were squat... so by the end of the year they were playing an ATO in a crucial game.

If the issue was the following year, then (I pray!) Holmgren could have waited and gotten better value over the summer.
If that's the case, then they killed 2 birds with 1 stone by dealing Upshall. Fixed an immediate problem and a problem in the off-season by losing him to Free Agency.

And from Holmgren's track record, your last statement is probably wrong.

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