Bob Gainey's drastic purge.
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08-02-2006, 06:37 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
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yes, they were good. So why did Gainey dump them then? Because they did not fulfil the role that was expected of them in the organisation. As such, they were busts. Their purpose was no better than what other bandaids like Perreault or Dackell brought.
These two were brought in in the hope that they could become part of the core for the future. It didn't turn out that way.
The future ???
He was not brought here by Gainey.
Zednik was acquired at the end of the 2000-2001 season to be a part of the HABS future.
He left in 2006 and was a core member of the team during several different stages :
Playing with Gilmour & Petrov, Playing with Koivu & Kovalev...
With him in the lineup we made the playoffs three out of 4 seasons.
ERGO he was a core member of the team's future - from 2001 onwards.
I agree that for 2005-2006 he did not fulfill his role and our expectations.
Zednik didn't contribute as much as was expected for ONE SEASON OUT OF THREE.
How is that a bust ??
We got rid of Trevor Linden and his huge salary and got a guy who scored 20-30 goals per season (except this year).
That is the definition of a successful trade, not a BUST !!!
As for Bulis, he fufiled expectations by scoring 20 goals but he was no longer willing to accept a 3rd line role. So he left.
He was a much better 3rd liner than Dackell or Juneau because he added speed and some scoring punch.
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