Thread: Speculation: Ken Holland less than confident
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01-19-2013, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by JmanWingsFan View Post
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.

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 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.
I don't understand why you're getting so worked up. He thinks some of our younger guys should've been getting roles earlier than they have or will so we don't have to shove 3 rookies into the lineup in one year and hope they all work out. Telling someone to "get over yourself" because they have a different opinion is really annoying and, quite frankly, your anger is making this thread tough to read.

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