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06-21-2011, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
Look it never even crossed my mind that Paul Holmgren might run out there and sign Leighton to a two-*ing-year contract just before FA opened last year. On top of that, it never occurred to me that he would offer a 4th line goon that can't play minutes in the playoffs a 3 year contract (at a decent cap hit).

So, really, the bar with Holmgren is pretty damn high at this point... I don't think anyone can guess "worst case scenario" with some of the crap he's pulled.

He's literally capable of doing anything.
I agree. My thought is that he signs Bryz to 6 million + and then gets rid of Carle plus next year's first for Matt Walker's brother, who costs as much and is as bad. Still being over the cap, he then is forced to trade Bobrovsky plus 2 second rounders for Georges Laraque.

Holmgren is a poor manager of assests. He'll make trades when his back is against the wall in order to shed salary. I guarantee he does not get fair return for any of his trades once he signs Bryzgalov because all the teams know he needs to shed salary.

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