re visiting the carter/richards trades
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02-01-2013, 09:01 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Lets face it, the management of this team took a HUGE gamble.
They took a team that went to the cup a year ago, but crapped the bed the second half of the next season and pretty much ripped its heart out. Now, you can say whatever you want about attitude issues or whatever, but Carter and Richards were both entering their prime as hockey players, and past history had shown that they could produce, but they could never get a cup and snider and holmgren were impatient.
So we pretty much gambled and gave away two top players in their prime who couldnt seem to get over the hump for a bunch of prospects and rookies.
It was incredibly risky, but I guess they believed that you couldnt win with either guy (ironic huh). Now, I do believe that we still got left with a good deal.
Simmonds, Couts, Voracek, and Schenn may end up working out, but not without a few growing pains.
This team got a major facelift and did well the first year, but maybe were hitting a softmore slump, and a bad one at that.
Homer risked it all, we will know in a few years if he set us back a decade or made the deal of his life, but with the cup in LA right now, hes not looking too good.
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