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07-03-2011, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by TonySCV View Post
What's all this plan B nonsense? Gagne was plan A. Everyone and their mother knew that Richards was headed to NY. I was impressed the Kings put their best PR foot forward to try to change his mind, but to imply that Brad Richards was Dean's plan A is silly. nothelen said the same thing and I just had to laugh. If anything, Richards was plan B (more like plan K given the likelihood).

Most people had Gagne penciled in as the top UFA option for the Kings to target given Richards had made his NYC intentions pretty clear a long time ago.

The Kings signed the best player realistically available. That is always Plan A. Dean executed and he's now a King.
Most people can only understand things chronologically. Ergo Propter hoc fallacies are the curse of humanity and it's almost impossible to convince people otherwise. It's so obvious isn't it? We tried to sign Richards first, therefore he was plan A and Gagne was plan B. God forbid there be two plan A's or as you said, going after a longshot before cashing in the chip you planned to cash in after you didn't win the lottery. Gagne himself said that the Kings contacted him early on July 1st... Plan B would have been to sign Leino or Cole right off the bat...

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