NHL Trade Deadline pt 3 - (Feb 27th at 2 PM CST) Can a brother get a top 30 forward ?
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05-18-2012, 04:38 PM
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Ok, I can see the point about maybe vermette wouldn't have performed as well here as he did with the dogs. And if ak didn't go out pounding drinks with our most talented forward maybe things would have been different. I'm not blaming poile because he did the best he could at the deadline and also made huge offer for Rick Nash, could not have done more. I brought this thread back up because of 'hindsight'. Just to get some views from some people on if they thought moves made looked better at the time then they do now as we got eliminated again in second round.
To the poster talking about racism, I'm sorry but you are just looking to bicker with me I feel IMO, if that was considered racism then why isn't don cherry fired? He always rants about how Canadian (Ontario born in particular) are the guys you win cups with and the guys who care the most about winning rather than big contracts. I feel to a certain extent it's true and will not retract my statement as everyone is entitled to an opinion. I agree with mr.cherry's opinion.
North American boys grow up watching the NHL with their father and grandfathers just dreaming about winning a Stanley cup in the NHL (not khl). They play road hockey and pretend to be Wayne Gretzky scoring the overtime winner to win the cup. It's a big time dream for any north American men who are into playing organized hockey.
For example, look at the 1990 oilers, those guys took lower contracts to keep the team together because they were so good. Team had Gretzky, messier, anderson, Coffey, ranford, etc, but at same time did have tikannen and kurri who were just as dedicated. How about the penguins the next two following years?? Lemieux, Francis, tocchet, Stevens, Coffey, barasso, Mullen. And also had jagr. I'm just trying to say big time teams in history had lots of Canadian/american talent more than European.
There are some Europeans who are extremely dedicated to winning a cup. But overall it's more of a north American thing to want the cup almost as much as the cash. Europeans leave their families back home mainly for big bucks 'not always' for a cup, but more often for cash.
Even look at our deadline pickups,
Gill was solid, same with gaustad, ak was a ****** and didn't care about playoffs as much.
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