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02-11-2013, 08:46 AM
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So truth is malleable, fair point Mr. Deconstructionist, but "What is true..." is negated by your premise.
Rask hadn't signed, had almost a year left before he had to sign and post-trade there were rumors that he didn't want to sign. You have manufactured these into your truth that he wouldn't sign with the Leafs, but you then, in fairly normal fashion for any human being, have chosen to privilege your own truth over others, just like they are doing to you. And your truth can be more reasoned and have more points of data to support it, that still doesn't negate its manufactured quality, hence the subjectivity.
Are there always externalities that influence decisions mitigating culpability or at least explaining why the decision appeared logical at the time? Of course, but by any kind of normal standard for sports-related moaning, when a GM trades a first-rounder who becomes a starting goalie for a total failure, he's ripe for a little fangeance on the message boards.
That is true, there was another year left to sign him. What may not have been available a year out was a goalie who was one year removed from being one of the best in the league. Was Raycroft a risk? Absolutely. Did it pan out? Nope.
In hindsight we can all agree that it was a bad trade. Back then? I think most GMs do it (especially with a Pogge in the wings)
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