Do the other GM's just hate dealing with Lombardi?
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02-20-2011, 12:56 PM
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It's a sellers market, let's just say that hypothetically Tambellini tells him that it's Schenn or nothing for Hemsky and Lombardi doesn't want to move Schenn? Or that Kovalev commands a 1st + Forbort? etc. IMO he should get something done but this is a sellers market big time that being said it is also a bit frustrating as an Oilers fan because the market seems to be great for selling yet we haven't made a single move. Of course Tambellini can gamble since both Hemsky and Penner have another year on their deals, but I'd also like to see something done and Tambellini could be taking the best approach and waiting for desperation to set in forcing a GM to overpay by normal standards.
Sure but you know after some serious thinking (imagine that) knight of the realm has an excellent point in that one of DL's current strength's is that he simply doesn't have to make a deal. We have waited our entire history including the 99 years to win the cup. We have had promises and have been so close that we made the finals but didn't win the cup. We had our one and done and didn't win the cup. We had Steve Dueschene Luc Jimmy Carson Bernie Nichols MR Dionne Dave Taylor Jay Wells etc and didn't win the cup. We have dealt away so many young promising stars for "proven NHL studs" and didn't win the cup but watched the teams that we dealt our young budding players with potential go on to win the cup (Your welcome Isles fans, Mr Goring says hi and thank to Mike Bossy for saying that without him the Isles wouldn't have won their first cup) for other teams.
We don't have to make a deadline deal this year because maybe we need to realize that we simply aren't ready just quite yet. But I think that between now and this offseason that we might become ready. It can happen that quickly. Adding a young budding star like Schenn and the proven (imo) Moller and Loktionov will not only fill holes but it will fill them with fast fresh legs and we have other potential stars on the farm.
We will see the market also add a healthy Parise and Malkin to name two players who might be able to be pried away from their respective teams while hanging onto the majority of our young stars/studs.
I just don't think that we need to add anyone at this point due to the fact that we simply aren't ready to make a legitimate cup run just yet. Close but not yet.
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