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07-31-2012, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by OHLTG View Post
They had a solid veteran core, at least on the ice or on paper, and all they needed was a veteran in net to help Murray out. Nishi wasn't going to be the answer, so they went out and got Campbell. What'd they give up? ONE pick this year, picks down the road which can be re-acquired, a fringe roster player (who barely saw the light of day in Windsor), and the rights to a college player who wasn't going to report to SSM.

Giving up what amounts to very little from the current roster, but bringing in a potential world-class goaltender, screams "I want to win now!"

His biggest mistake was not dealing for more. He got the ball rolling with the Campbell deal, but he failed to deliver on the "nail in the coffin" deals that would have sent them to the playoffs.
If a team with a solid veteran core and a world class goalie can't make the playoffs when 80% of the teams do, something is very wrong with that evaluation. Lets not re-write history for the Hounds. Just because the team's squawk boxes said they had good veterans doesn't make it true. If any team is fighting for the last playoff spot they have more holes than can be filled in a season to became champions. If making the playoffs was the goal a much cheaper option could have band aided them into the post season. Lets flip the coin and talk some Spitfires, how good are they if they removed their world class goalie had a very wet behind the ears line up and still ended up looking down at the Hounds in the standings.

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