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03-19-2013, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by hockeyball View Post
Sure, but none of that precludes a better return. Somewhere along the line DW screwed up and showed his cards because that is the only explanation for cap dumping a good offensive defensemen who a short time later got a HUGE contract in free agency.

Ehrhoff should have got at least a 1st round pick, DW got screwed, we'll never know how or why most likely.
As I recall the timing, Blake was signed a while before DW announce he was trading Error for a bag of pucks. Basically, he announced to the world we now had cap troubles, killing his leverage.

But even still, Error had much more value than he got. I personally think error's lack of accuracy in his shot had DW convinced he was more hype than real. Similar to McGinn, DW did not see the growth in the kid that year. Error had pushed past a plateau at the end of the last season with us, as McGinn did his last season with us, and was poised for better performance.

DW was working off of old data, and it cost us. (Same problem when he signs aging vets, old data).

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