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02-06-2013, 10:32 AM
Run the Jewels
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Originally Posted by Dolph Lundgren View Post
Plans B and beyond probably involved guys like Matt Carle, Jason Garrison, Rick Nash, or Shea Weber
Rolling Sammy, Cleary, and Huskins is clearly plan F, in both name and grade.
Possibly. If there's one thing I'll give Holland it's that he's willing to spend money for top end talent. He did so with Rafalski and he made a competitive offer for Suter. When it comes to trades Holland has no track record whatsoever. All he'll do is trade prospects (Matthias for Bert) or draft picks (for Brad Stuart). Those types of deals are not going to land Rick Nash. He'll never sign a RFA to an offer sheet so that was much ado about nothing regarding Weber. Oh right, he was going to try to trade for him.

We can say Holland would have done this or that, however there's no track record to indicate he can swing a deal. By comparison Paul Holmgren can and does make trades. He takes risks. This is not to say he's a better GM than Holland, only that if he swings and misses that's a lot different than Holland taking strike three yet again cause he didn't get a pitch he liked.

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