All-Purpose Stu Bickel Thread
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01-21-2013, 02:45 PM
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How many people WERE screaming for Eminger to be replaced I recall him playing well before injury last season. The question is do you actually feel what we've gotten out of Bickle is the best we could get from any1 or could Eminger or a player we could have easily signed this summer or now for cheap have done better?
That's really not the point. Hindsight is 20/20. Deal with what we have
not what we could have done differently. If Eminger was the best option and had earned himself a spot on the roster, he would have been playing. Tortorella doesn't play favorites. If the brass had found a viable replacement on the open market or via trade, he'd be with the team right now.
Could we have signed Nik Lidstrom and gotten better out of him than we are with Bickel? Yeah, of course, but you have to deal with what you have at your disposal. Given that fact, I'm not going to slam Bickel for making the mistakes your average #6 d-man tends to make.
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