Thread: Proposal: Florida/Chicago
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05-22-2012, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Rexy View Post
yeah he had to shed talent, he also made no effort to replace that talent. He also significantly underrated the talent he got rid of. You telling me he couldn't have got more for Andrew Ladd? a Second Round Pick and a KHL Defensemen? That's It?
And what effort was he supposed to make to replace them? We had 4.1M cap penalty during 10-11 season and this past year it appears that Rocky had him limit spending (As we had almost 10M in salary buried in AHL/Europe)

Also Ladd was a 3rd line LW on Hawks ,, His value at time of trade was 2nd + prospect

Ladd was not god ,, He had 49 and 38 pt seasons in his 2 full years with Hawks players like that dont exactly draw great value in trades unless a GM is desperate (Caps GM at last years draft)

With Hawks cap issues who knows what type of offers they got for Ladd but 2nd+prospect was fair value

Originally Posted by coldsteelonice84 View Post
Bowman got hired in 2001. He was here for the whole thing. This man was here throughout all of the mess being created. He has a degree in finance from Notre Dame and didn't see any of this coming???? Think about that.
You realize that at end of day Tallon was his boss ,, Tallon signed those contracts and in the case of Campbell it was Tallon who gave him flat amount with no reduction in salary to get him

Tallon loved Soupy heading into that FA and was giddy as a school girl when Rocky/Mcd gave him go ahead of increased payroll

This coming season will be true measure of Bowman as GM

No more cap mess , No more filler (Pisani , Brunette , etc)

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