Ken Holland less than confident
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01-19-2013, 08:10 AM
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I dont know how to selectively quote on this site so i just copied and pasted your response.
So you hate GMKH because the salary cap forced him to gut the loaded roster we had from 08-09 and had resort to plugs while relying on some of the younger guys like Ericsson and Helm, some of whom didn't turn out to be who we thought they were. Sometimes things never go your way. It's hard to blame people when that happens. I'm sure you would appreciate being called a terrible worker at your job when you tried your hardest and came up absolutely empty
Holland should have played the prospects like Tatar and Mursak during those years. The past two years in particular. If you have no cap space, but you extend players like Bert, you screw yourself over.
Holland had to sign veteran plugs to put together a team after he gutted it in 09-10 due to the salary cap. We didn't HAVE any youngsters to plug in then. The ones that did were not very good, either. Most of those veterans' contracts are up either this year or next.
We aren't screwed. Do you bother to take a look at the state of the team in the future? Do you bother to consider current circumstances (Cap compliance buyouts) and the way this team operates combined with how our contracts are structured for this team? You haven't. We'll have three rookies next year: Tatar, Nyquist, and Jarnkrok. The next year we'll probably add Ferraro and Ouellet, and maybe more with FA departures. Your precious prospects are going to get their chance at a reasonable time. Get over yourself. Unlike you, Holland has the nerve to have a vision of what he sees his team in 5 years and acts accordingly. He isn't this narrowminded GM of lesser quality than Howson who says "HERP DERP, VETERAN MUST SIGN HIM TO THREE YEARS." He knows what he's doing.
Ken Holland put the team in a very bad situation by extending Bert or bringing in players like Modano.
Bert's a non issue. His contract is not getting in anyone's way. Even at that, he could choose to retire next year and we cap compliance buyout his contract for free. As for Modano, you're just complaining for complaining's sake. He was signed to be a third line center. We didn't have anyone developed to take that spot yet, and it was for... GASP... ONE YEAR!!!! ZOMG, HE'S NOT ON THE TEAM ANYMORE!!!!
His failure to play the prospects was his biggest mistake the past four years. Now there is a massive log jam of prospects, and you still dont know if they are going to be good.
His plan to not play the prospects this year has given us the deepest forward corps we've had since 08-09 (though not as deep as that team) and a forward corps that is almost too similar to the 07-08 squad. We're FINE. Quit your bellyaching. It's obnoxious.
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