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06-04-2013, 05:30 PM
Mike Jones
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Originally Posted by caley View Post
In addition to the weird press release from Carolina where they talked about Hofmann not signing, I've never seen a team offer critiques of the players they refused to sign on their own website before. Usually you get the standard "We were short roster spots" or "He didn't develop the way we'd envisioned", but you don't usually see this.

It's a weird move. The guys already have to feel like crap, why bury them further? It would be like listing all the UFAs you don't re-sign then saying about how their numbers have declined. Odd.
I agree. I wonder if the Canucks feel a need to do this because their prospect pool is relatively thin and they're worried about the media and fan base asking why they didn't sign these players when they had the chance.

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