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04-09-2013, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
What serious problems have there been with UFA Signings? Gomez? Traded. Redden? Bought-out and did not hurt the team. Drury? Bought out at a negligible cap hit. Richards? He can be bought out. Gaborik? Traded for good young pieces. Voros? Traded for Eminger. Brashear? Buried and then traded.
Really, man?

Those underperforming veteran contracts took away roster spots from younger players and prolonged mediocrity. Yes, he got out of his mistakes, but those mistakes shouldn't have been made in the first place - yet he continues to make the same mistake, over and over and over again. The Gaborik contract was fine, because he was a contributing player for most of his tenure. I'm OK with the Gomez one because it ended up getting us McDonagh, even if Sather completely and utterly lucked into that trade.

Otherwise, it's unacceptable and inexcusable to make those mistakes continually. He shouldn't have to waste his time with those liabilities in the first place.

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