Bob Gainey's drastic purge.
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08-01-2006, 07:59 PM
Join Date: Jul 2006
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I recently had a peak at our roster for the previous season (2003-2004) and got curious as to whom Bob had let go, "lost", or traded.
As I made the count, I was astonished by the numbers :
67% of the players had been replaced within two seasons !
For the purpose of my calculations, I only counted players that had played 8 or more games in the 2003-2004 seasons. I found 20 players that are gone by now, and 10 remaining ones.
This came a bit a shock... and that drastic purge, ironically, contrasts severely with the constant critics of many, to the effect that Bob Gainey is not a "mover" and sits down and do nothing.
PS: Had Bob signed a UFA center, I suspect Ribeiro would have been gone as well. Just speculation from my part. That would have brought the number to 70% !
Great post Pere Noel! I never made the calculation, but I admit being very surprised!
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