2012 CBJ Offseason Part III (Proposals, Speculations, Blog Rumors, etc. go here)
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09-05-2012, 03:36 PM
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Maybe. A couple more questions.
So there is no other way having Prospal play with these kids last season might have an impact on the club in 2-3-5 years?
And you're missing my point on the other. Your stated reason for not wanting to add a veteran player to the roster is because it might vaut the team to an unwanted 20th place finish instead of 30th. What assurance do you have that a 20th place finish won't happen anyway (without the veteran)? Or what assurance do you have the team won't finish 30th anyway even with a vet? (Thus my point that it's happened before.)
Who knows if Prospal's time will have a lasting impact. Hopefully it will but maybe it won't.
As to the second point, I get what you are saying. obviously I have no assurances of either scenario happening. But from what others have said/stated/implied/I inferred this whole thing got started with a discussion of adding a vet to make the team better. So taking that as a given I said why? No real upside as I see it. Either as you point out they finish at the bottom again or the addition helps and the team gets a worse draft pick leaving only the unascertainable long term impact of a veteran's presence to be determined. And again either scenario could happen even if a veteran is not signed.
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