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11-16-2011, 01:56 PM
Reign Nateo
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Originally Posted by Sevanston View Post
Olesz was given 18 games to make a difference on this roster -- way more than some guys better than him -- and he didn't do it.

Nothing lost, but cap space gained.

This will make the trade deadline more interesting. The Hawks can now afford any player as a rental.
Unless you count a defender playing 26 minutes a night at a PPG pace, and leading a resurgent team... Then it's definitely not "nothing lost"...

I realize this trade allowed the Hawks to manage their cap like a normal team, but writing off sacrificing Brian Campbell as "nothing lost" is pretty short-sighted. And please don't tell me 'Nick Leddy and Steve Montador have picked up the Campbell slack' it's assinine... Losing a player like Campbell for a joke of a contract like Olesz is not a good deal no matter which way you slice it.

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