Thread: OT: Blues get Bouwmeester
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04-01-2013, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by detredWINgs View Post
Holland was absolutely not asleep at the switch. By all accounts, he was right in the mix and the most recent report suggests it was between St. Louis and Detroit.

If you ask me, reality has finally struck Kenny upside the head. Just a few weeks ago his stance was "Cola, Sammy, and Helm will be our deadline acquisitions" and then just today he comes out saying "depth isn't going to help us - we need top 6 forwards and top 4 defensemen."

I honestly think Holland refused to trade his 1st round pick because he's scared ****less it'll end up being the best pick we've had in years - even better than last years. And he didn't want to make the same mistake twice with a team that is even worse off than it was last year.
The Blues fleeced Colorado in trading Erik Johnson for Kevin Shattenkirk. Colorado fleeced Ken Holland - inadvertently - in trading Kyle Quincey to Tampa which Steve Yzerman turned into a first round pick.

Sure, Jay Bouwmeester isn't worth a first round pick. Say it enough to yourself and maybe at some point you'll actually believe that bunk. Holland is scared to do his job. Why are you defending that?

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