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07-24-2012, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by token grinder View Post
he didn't cost them more total money, but he cost them an investment they were not looking to make. he has screwed the pooch on 3 FA now. Hamhuis, Suter, and Weber. and before anyone starts the hamhuis was on his way out, he could have worked a bit harder the summer prior rather than take him at his word he might come back. see a pattern?
So when he keeps a player for the stretch run then trades rights for assets that become a roster player, he's wrong? (Hamhuis situation) We have no clue what the offer to Suter or Weber was in terms of structure. All we've heard is the total dollars and years to a before final Wild bid on Suter ... no details as to bonus structure or what he was told he could spend ... no details at all on what was offered to Weber. Yet, with a total lack of fact, he should get fired?

For the umteenth time, if he failed to operate within the guidance and maximize the resources provided by the owners, then Poile deserves all blame. If he made the max offers possible with what the owners provided and was trying to work the structure to as closely meet the players' wants while remaining within his guidelines/limitations ... he then did his job. Of course, that position requires acceptance that we don't know what Poile was given by the owners, what happened in negotiations, or how reasonable his offers to the players were. I, along with everyone else here, remain ignorant of those details.

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