Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Matt Walker clears re-entry waivers
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12-02-2011, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by DUHockey9 View Post
I'm not sure I completely understand the bolded, but I think I sort of am saying that. I'm saying, we are fans. All we can do is formulate opinions on what we know, and ONLY what we know.

Fact: Homer placed Matt Walker on re-entry waivers.
Fact: Matt Walker has a cap hit of $1.7 million for this year and next.
Fact: Homer chose to risk $850k of cap space for both this year and next.

This in and of itself, has a certain level of risk to it, and I'm personally risk averse, and don't like it.

Fact: Matt Walker is not a very good player (admittedly, there is SOME degree of opinion in this, but most agree, he's a marginal NHLer at best)

Put it all together and I hate it. Without even thinking about what Homer might know, or what he doesn't know. What I DO know, is Homer is risking a sizable chunk of dead cap space, for 2 years, for Matt Walker (and he really isn't that good). This isn't like we're taking a calculated risk to add Sidney Crosby to the roster. It's Matt Walker; he's a body. Some may think he's a better body than others, but still.

To touch on your bolded point again, you appear to be making (correct me if I'm wrong), the classic theist counter-argument (coming from a theist, mind you). Atheists get all scientific and say there is no God, and having no other point to make, theists fall back on "Well you can't prove God doesn't exist!"

So if we directly, apply your bolded comment, to the God argument, I'm saying:

It's ok to not believe in God because there is no proof, but it's not ok to believe in God because there is no proof.

Simply put, one of those, holds more weight than the other.
Ok I see what you are saying and don't really disagree. However, I think you (and maybe others on here too) are not following my argument. I personally believe Homer had some indication of what was going to happen, certainly a better indication than we as fans do. But aside from what I believe, others seem to be refuting even the possibility of that. And that is what I just don't understand and how people can be saying that. That is really what I am arguing here. I don't know. I'm gonna bail on this argument now. It's clear I am in the minority here and I'm not changing any minds. Haha.

EDIT: Also Pannacchio said Walker cleared "as expected." That means I'm right, right?

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