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07-06-2012, 02:52 PM
Top 6 Spaling
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It's a crapshoot in the playoffs (except when Trotz is coaching). Some teams have the chemistry and momentum, others don't.
Just because 3/8 "analysts" think we were a favorite doesn't mean squat. We got steamrolled by Phx in the second round. Therefore, we weren't a favorite.
We didn't even get 1/2 way there. We squeezed by a sunsetting DRW team. Woo Hoo! No better than last year, in fact worse. We played Vancouver much more competitively than we played Phx (who LA had no trouble bouncing, btw).
But to sacrifice your future because you perceive this is your shot (when it's not even your shot), that's bad management. People assume trading Suter results in receiving nothing that would have helped our team for the playoffs. That's dumb too.
Rental or not, Suter would have been by far the biggest name available had Poile traded him. The market was exactly -0- on Number 1 defensemen. The return would have been sizable, and we'd be talking today about how Trotz would be scheming to maximize them. We'd be talking about the stud prospects that may crack the lineup this year, and all those players would at least give Weber something to be excited about if he's considering re-signing here. Instead, we've got the empty bag.
So....you pick who the favorites are after you know who wins?
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