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02-14-2013, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by CootaRoo View Post
Didn't read the rest of the thread yet, but wanted to comment anyway.

Imo, Holmgren was expecting Schenn, Read and Cooter to make up for the loss of JVR and Jagr at the forward position. What he didn't factor in; however (and where his biggest mistake this offseason came), is that he didn't factor in the almost automatic sophmore slump at least 1 or 2 of those 3 was going to be in this season.

Couple that with the fact that Hartnell, Simmonds and Giroux probably all weren't going to repeat career years and there really isn't any defense for how badly Homer misjudged THIS year's forward corps. Not re-signing Jagr was, is and will continue to be mind-blowing... just don't sign Gervais/Foster/Fedotenko/etc. and let Rinaldo/Sestito/Harry Z/Wellwood/Gus/etc. have those slots for half the price and you can afford Jagr without even LTIR'ing Pronger.

Dumb, Dumb, Dumb...
Sophomore slumps are far from automatic, although depending on them to fill in offensively wasn't a good idea either.

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