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07-23-2012, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by tuckrr View Post
--For what its worth, the only exchange homer & poile have had is a brief '**** you'
No gratton trade is imminent, its up to nashville to match or not to match.

Interestingly enough, I don't think even Nashville knows if they can match --hence the holdup. They are running the numbers to see how screwed they would really be after this contract and likely lockout.

ultimately with this much money on the line, I'd bet they fold.

Btw, they hate us so much right now that if it was in the 'grey' they'd prefer to match short of couturier.
I don't think its about hate. Poile has been around long enough to know this is all business and reportedly he and Holmgren are personally friendly.

what we were hearing is Holmgren got frustrated at poile not coming down off his trade demands and put the OS out there to force the issue. I think he was counting on Poile preferring to trade than match and thinks he can get Poile to take less of a return this way...

so now we will see how it all ends...

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