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12-03-2011, 07:55 PM
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There's no reason to blame Markov for any of this. As far as we know, he did everything right in his recovery and, unfortunately, had setbacks. If this surgery is successful - and there's no reason to think it won't be - he'll be back early in the new year, as soon as he can and for as effectively as he can. I don't care about his salary - it was negotiated fairly and in good faith based on information at the time. Do I know that for sure? No, but there's no logical reason to believe in hidden conspiracies.

I also don't blame the management for signing him. Of course it was a risk. But we dump all over these guys for NOT taking chances; I won't fault them for rolling the dice on a star player.

What I DO blame management for is not having a backup plan for their defense. As I stated previously, jettisoning Hamrlik and Wiz in the hope that Markov, Emelin and Diaz would immediately soar in their positions, was irresponsibly optimistic.

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