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06-20-2013, 08:09 PM
Random Forest
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Originally Posted by Garbage Goal View Post
Like I said already, I wasn't a major fan at the time of the Briere signing and I have a very bad memory. I can't say with confidence who they would have signed. I'm also not Nostradomus. However, in the several year time-span before that run I'm sure there would have been somewhere it could have been put to good use. Also, the cap space isn't isolated to our one Cup run year. If it were spent elsewhere there's nothing saying we couldn't have made a run another year.

Neither are you Nostradomus for that matter. There's nothing saying that 6.5 million dollars in free cap space could've been spent somewhere better elsewhere and we could have made another run just as good as that one or have actually won the Cup rather then just coming close. I'm not Nostradomus either so I can't say with certainty that that would have happened, but you can't say with certainty the inverse either.

However, it is a fact that in his six regular seasons with us he was injury filled for one of them and only did well, relative to his cap hit and salary, in two of the six and his career high in points with us is only 72 points. I don't know about you but I expect better then that for 6.5 mil cap hit on a long-term deal.
Please, just look at the 2010 lineup. It was a perfectly constructed team (on paper, at least). Where would you allocate Briere's salary on that team? The only hole on that team was in net, and that was an organizational decision to not pursue other options.

Your argument makes no sense. We literally could not have put that money to better use in 2010. That was our best chance to win the Cup, and Briere did not in any way inhibit our ability to fill our holes.

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