Thread: Proposal: Flames 2013 offseason plan.
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05-01-2013, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Calculon View Post
Some of those things did happen, but expecting all of them to, and even then, only making the playoffs if so, was delusional. A good GM doesn't bank on miracles to win, but that's what Feaster and management essentially did this season.
But in what way were Feaster and management banking on making the playoffs? They were trying to, and they were expecting to, but because of moves made (and more importantly moves not made), we were never in a "playoff or bust" mode. And when we did change directions, we were able to quite comfortably enter a "retooling" mode, and the future already looks pretty bright.

The ROR offer sheet was a case, by the way, of Feaster essentially wagering that their first pick would amount to an equal or less valuable player to O'Reilly. We have no real way of evaluating that, because we don't know where the Flames would be picking. It was not a case of trading a first-round pick for a player in his prime. Ryan O'Reilly is younger than Mikael Backlund.

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