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05-01-2013, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by skip2mybordeleau View Post
mcclement not gettting re-signed was a bad thing for the avs, rumor was we offered him around 2.5 a year to stay but he chose to go play close to home for less. can't hate us for him making that decision.

sobotka hadn't even played a year for the blues at that point they were just feeling him out , who knew he would be as solid as he was back then, who knows, who even know's if the blues felt adamant in moving him, hitchcock clearly seems to like him.

how about mcginn, parenteau , hunwick(to an extent) there are some redeeming qualities there.

you like to nit pick uncertainties that can't be determined until you have your hindsight.
Well, with McClement, you don't just trade for a piece of some value (which he was) without a reasonable chance of bringing him back. They should have done their research to know that he didn't want to stay in colorado.

With Sobotka, I'm not sure what you are talking about, since hitchcock wasn't even in St. L when that trade happened. And even if you didn't know what a player Sobotka would have turned out, they would have been much better off getting someone who couldn't just bolt via UFA. Sobotka today would have looked great in a top-9 role on the Av today, especially since he can play both center and wing (and would have taken the sting out of losing RoR if they so choose).

Mcginn Parenteau, etc are decent players, but they are mere replacements for players that should have been there, such as Mueller, Flash, that they severely mismanaged.

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