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06-15-2013, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris Cutter View Post
Well it depends, we've taken some risks but none of them paid off for us. We drafted Kostitsyn instead of name it because he slipped, we drafted Price 5th overall when we had a lot of depth in net (that one paid off), we decided to keep Souray and make a run for the playoffs instead of trading him away for assets, we traded McDonagh for Gomez, we gave huge contracts to Gionta and Cammalleri who were the top UFAs of that off-season, we kept Price and traded Halak (who was the hottest thing that summer) for a prospect, we re-signed Markov instead of Wizniewski, etc. It's really all about perspective, some of these moves obviously don't carry the same magnitude but it all adds up in the end and explains our current status: a good but not great team.
agreed but calculated risk when you are good is differnet than being stupid taking risks

the previous regime let all our ufa`s walk when we should of got some assets back

trading for Gomez, and Kabbie , and spending like a drunk on Gio/Cammy/Spacek

was a stupid risk that was never going to pan out cause those were never the core to start with and compete

the Halak deal and I said from day one was a great risk , Halak was not built for being a number 1 goalie and Eller had the makings of a legit top 6 player and with Price in the system its a good risk

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