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11-02-2012, 12:09 PM
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Kadri was less than spectacular and Connelly/Lambo were.....that is my point. No need to pay Connelly the money they did as they should have given a young prospect the ice time...aid in the players development.
Can you not get that Franson was mishandled.....he was used as the 7th D-man and he was not the 7th d-man. You make a trade for a young player and then you proceed to devalue him as well as to take away his confidence.....like I stated poor asset management....that was my point and still is.
The Komi signing was a mistake at the amount of money that they paid him.....that was my point and still is and yet you only state that he got fair market value....someone else should have been paying him the 4.5 million that Burke paid him. Over paid and a mistake as he has a NMC so we could not bury him like we did with Finger.....we could not trade him as no one would take on that contract.
Liles signing no matter how you spin it was more than fair market value and not at all a good decision in my opinion. He was still out of the line up with a concussion when he was extended.
If we continue to sign players who are not going to be part of turning the team around and take up roster spots, just how are we going to improve. Liles is a soft D man who is not part of the solution and he needs to be replaced if we are to improve....
Your claim that Aulie's development was stalled is funny. He played 40 games the year before and was only a minus 1 playing against the opponents top players and you state his develop stalled...it does not past the sniff test.
As for why Aulie was traded.....pm sent/
The Liles contract at 4 years at 3.875 per year is a good contract.
Everybody is getting to hung up on the concussion factor with Liles. Fact is the majority of players in the league have a concussion history. The concussion that knocked out Liles for 16 games although a health concern wasn't a major concussion that should hinder him going forward. Now if he suffers another 1 or 2 then it's a different story but the same can be said about most players in the league.
Before criticizing the Liles contract look at some comparables for 2nd pairing dmen who are recognized as top power play options.
Liles also might be a bit soft but not every player is going to be tough. Far to often I'm seeing Leaf fans get to hung up on us being soft when I still believe the biggest issue is us not being skilled enough in key areas. Liles replacing Kaberle was a huge part of our powerplay success last year which helped us win games.
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