David Poile: Love him? Hate him? Talk Here
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12-15-2011, 11:36 AM
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I disagree that the Kessel deal is on the best moves list. There's not a sensible person on this board that wouldn't trade Blum or Wilson for a kid who is not much older than either and is far out in front in the league's scoring race. I'd put down falling 750k short of Kessel's asking price a major failure, actually.
I also don't consider trading for Grebs a bad move. When healthy, he looked incredible and actually made our PP look dangerous for the first time since Zidlicky left. It's not Poile's fault he got a nut exploded.
At the time that $750k was money that the team really couldn't afford. I still see Kessel as using us to help drive up the price where he really wanted to go. We made our best offer, fell short ... it happens.
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