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05-29-2013, 01:15 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
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Yes, he was incorrect playing them as the team's performance improved with them all gone. It's not as if he didn't have most of the personnel that he ran with after those moves already. The only guy he got was Torres. Hannan didn't play til much later and wasn't really a guy that was going to be impacted by the style change.
I'm not saying those guys should've been out of the NHL but they should've been out of this team's lineup when they had guys that would've been better if they put them in the right position to succeed which they eventually did. This team just couldn't compliment those guys well enough to get the best out of them for the team. They weren't good fits and they fought that for a long time.
You don't do that to NHL worthy veterans. And they are NHL worthy players as two teams still left are playing them.
It sets a bad tone for the whole org. We also would likely not have gotten what we did for them had they been riding the pine. DW played it perfectly. As ON4 pointed out, Murray was being shopped for quite a while. We also got more for them by waiting for the deadline IMO.
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