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03-18-2012, 11:59 PM
Year of the Snake
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You know why Gill and Gaustad got better return than Kostitsyn and Cammy? Because GM's arent affraid to pay a little more not to get a lazy bum like the last 2.
Nobody wanted Cammy and nobody wanted Kostitsyn., get over it people.
I have no idea how people know those things. Would be true if we'd know that both of those guys were offered to everybody. And that the only thing we got from teams were 2nd round picks. That way, you'd know for sure. No reason for Gauthier to not pick a better draft pick than the one offered. But how do you know Gauthier was just not evaluating Geoffrion and 2nd as a much better return? How about Bourque, Holland and 2nd? How about Gauthier receiving 5ish offers, yet, decided to go with what he thought to be better packages?
I feel that the "nobody wanted" or the "he had to go" and "addition by substraction" are just ways to make us feel better. I mean, at one point, those statements might be just as false as the "we could've gotten way more".
Personnally, if I'm a GM in the league, I see the trades the Habs makes, I see the number of players that ended up better players once they left, and I'd be real tempted to deal with the Habs. Of course, there might be a limit to what you can do. If you have a team who is already close to the cap, you still have 6M$/year to give to Cammy. See, I will believe that other players weren't traded....and it can't always mean that they everybody who weren't traded were not in demand.
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