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02-23-2011, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by DrDoom View Post
Somebody already pointed that out...I acknowledged it. Doesn't change the fact we squandered millions on 4 of 6 of the signing and acquisitions. Not a good percentage. Bob was a wild card and Holmgren's get out of jail free card. He has one every year. Luckily he's panned out thus far and exceeded expectations. I still would have liked to use all that money we wasted on the 4 for a vet goalie but I guess we'll see what Bob and Boosh can do...
Of the off-season busts, Zherdev (IMHO) is the only legitimate failure from a purely on-ice POV, because he had the opportunity to succeed in the role for which he was signed and didn't deliver. Leighton and Walker went down due to injuries, and Walker's acquisition was way secondary to shedding Gagné's salary. Shelley has done what he was signed to do, to a degree: he has been a good soldier and dropped the gloves, though few have been wins and the suspensions have not been on the plus side of his ledger.

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