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06-28-2011, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by GAGLine View Post
We didn't sign Gomez just so we could accrue assets. We signed him to be our #1 center and he failed at that. Yes, Sather was later able to turn a mistake into a positive, but that doesn't mean it was a good signing.

The signing kept us competitive. What if we had not been competitive instead, and finished in the lottery? Maybe we would have gotten some blue chip prospects that are better than McD.

No matter how you spin it, signing Gomez to that contract was a mistake and Sather was lucky to trade him for something of value.
Agree. It's great that we can spin this signing into a positive, but in the end it was another awful UFA mistake. A disaster is still a disaster, regardless of what good may come out of it.

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