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03-07-2013, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by JimmyTwoTimes View Post
If I was a Ducks fan, I'd want him traded at the deadline. I understand wanting to win the cup, but the odds of that happening arent great no matter how good the team is.
By that reasoning, there should never be a team in the playoffs with any UFAs, since they should all focus on asset management rather than taking a rather small percentage shot at winning the Cup. And since Perry isn't the only UFA the Ducks have, should they also dump guys like Getzlaf, Selanne, and Koivu as well? The same argument for maximizing Perry's value applies to them as well.

So basically, what you're suggesting is that the team with the 2nd best record in the entire league would be best served by completely dismantling the team and turning themselves into a bottom feeder in the name of asset management, since the odds of winning a Cup aren't that great anyway. So why aren't playoff teams annually divesting themselves of potential UFAs, and in fact often acquire them as rentals? Are they just being stupid?

And if every team thought the way you suggest, then who would be buyers? After all, a playoff team shouldn't spend much to acquire a rental since the odds of winning a Cup "aren't great no matter how good the team is." And a non-playoff team wouldn't bother since they aren't going anywhere anyway.

I really don't understand some people on these boards ... it's like they think that asset management is the end, rather than the means to the end.

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