Why is Bud Holloway not on your team?
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02-24-2013, 01:26 AM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Manitoba, Canada
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I'm curious which other NHL team has let go three 60 point players, for next to nothing, in a four year time span.
Moulson, Purcell and who?
If you mean Holloway, that's some nice spin doctoring. He's a 60 point SEL player (which is nice for sure) not an NHL player.
Honestly, the only players who have left LA for nearly nothing that have done anything great are Purcell and Moulson, and both got a sloid try out in LA. Purcell had 91 games as a King, while Moulson got 29. It's not like they were never given a look.
As for the rest of the guys mentioned in this thread, like Loktionov, Holloway and Hickey, what have they really proven to be labelled as given away talent? Loki has one goal in three games as a Devil, Hickey has one goal in 11 games with the Islanders, and Holloway is in Europe. Do they have talent? Yes. Have they proven anything? Not at all.
And for the record, every team has a Purcell or Moulson of some level. Detroit lost Quincey to us and gave away Leino (though he came back to earth last year). Chicago got Patrick Sharp from Philly for Matt Ellison. Bryzgalov was lost by Anaheim on waivers. Calgary walked away from Martin St. Louis and trading Marc Savard for Ruslan Zainullin. It happens.
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