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04-10-2012, 01:25 PM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Austin, TX
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He first re-signed Barch in the off-season of 2010 when he didn't have to
. He also re-signed Brunnstrom after he took us through arbitration
. Both trades didn't need to be made.
- He gave up a 3rd rounder for Langs, which could've been a 2nd if he'd re-signed him or we'd made the playoffs. ASSETS? Nah!
-He had to keep Goligoski. A team with 3 years (now 4) out of playoffs has less leverage in negotiating.
- He tried getting Saad for Grossmann from Chicago. They refused. He asked for Hodgson for Ott, Van offered only Raymond. He couldn't do anything about Morrow (LTIR and playing horribly) or Robidas (not playing well), both of whom were also under NTCs. You can't just blindly give away players for nothing when you are competing. Actually, to the contrary, I wanted him to add around the deadline.
- As if retiring Mo's and Lehts' jersey numbers was very imperative? They can wait.
Also, regarding Goligoski, it wasn't even close to "huge money," it was average money for a guy with the skills Goli has, even if he had a down year. There's more than enough indication that with a good team and a halfway decent power play Goligoski will be worth every penny (see his performance after being traded here, or his performance after coming back from injury this year). It's up to Gulutzan to utilize him properly.
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