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02-11-2013, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
Why not? What type of move is "visionary of a long-term future?" Because if it isn't one where you trade two guys with big contracts for a slew of younger guys with smaller contracts and allow for other people to be signed and for your brightest future star (Giroux) to develop, I am very interested to hear your definition.
Seriously? You don't see why signing a player to a 10+ year contract with an NMC and then turning around and trading him before the contract even starts is questionable in terms of what the long term plan is?

What if Carter fell off the map after the signing, or got injured? That could have rendered the contract untradebale and Holmgren would have been stuck with it forever. You don't make a commitment like that if the player is not part of your long term plans. The risk is too great.

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