The Kurse of KQ
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03-27-2013, 09:46 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ann Arbor
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I think price had a share of that, too. After seeing D prices escalate the past couple of years,Holland may not have wanted to get into a bidding war for a guy like Carle over the summer. With Q, he probably didn't see much of a downgrade, and could be reasonably sure that whatever contract he'd end up bound to would either be relatively cost effective or short.
Yeah, a first round pick is a cost, but we got an NHL ready D immediately. And to have traded for a D any better than Q likely would have taken more assets.
But again, we didn't need an NHL ready defensemen. We had enough D for last year's playoffs. We didn't need KQ last year.
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