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07-19-2012, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by 101st_fan View Post
Will he be .... no. Should he be ... impossible to accurately assess without a lot of information that isn't in the public domain.

It's just like the situation with Bettman .... what we perceive or deduce doesn't mean a thing if he's acting in accordance with his boss's guidelines and maximizing the resources allocated. There is such a rush to blame, but so little fact to base a decision upon. If a player gets signed, there's backlash here. If one leaves, there's backlash. If we don't offer $68,000,000 in signing bonuses, backlash. And yet nobody knows for sure what was offered, what was said between the parties, what guidance or limitations ownership put on Poile ... just that there must be blame on the internet. Ignorance is rarely a good starting point for decision making.

Originally Posted by Mjollner View Post
There was nothing Poile could do. To think that Weber was still going to be a Pred at this time next year was/is delusional. I wrote a post a while back saying this is exactly what would happen. My point then was that Nashville simply does not have the financing available to them to match such a deal. They were presently trying to secure another $25 million, and we're having a hard times doing that, now they would need $50+ million. It's just not going to happen. Poile was bluffing and hoped no one would call him on it. Holmgren did, so goodbye Shea. The smart thing to do would have been to trade him, but of course you would not get market value in that situation, and he would have been grilled even more so for that.
Right on!!!

Poile did what was necessary on his part within limits set by ownership.

If guys don't want to be here then they don't want to be here. Plain and simple. The only reason that could change their opinion ( which is money) we do not possess.

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