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07-19-2012, 09:22 PM
Join Date: Oct 2011
I think some of you may be blaming Poile about the wrong thing. Nashville would have loved to follow the history of the Sharks.
Doug Wilson was able to keep the Sharks competitive by convincing his core to stay in San Jose and accept reasonable contracts that fit in his tight salary structure. If he wasn't able to do this San Jose would have experienced the same sad song long ago. This has limited his abilities to attract FAs however.
Poile on the other hand failed to do this. I'm sure he would have loved for Suter and Weber to have accepted the same contract that Rinne did. But they didn't. There are several other key pieces in the past that just upped and left Nashville: Hamhuis, Hartnell, Timoen, and ect. The question is: Is this really Poile's fault? A good argument could be had regarding this.
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