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07-15-2013, 01:09 AM
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When your team is starved for offense and you spend money on 4th line grinders that's a mismanagement of funds. Since you're a doc imagine where you work says we need more docs but instead hire more nurses. Doesn't make any sense does it.
As a paying fan it is my money that goes to paying part of these salaries and as a fan base what does it tell us, look, we're spending money, on players that don't require those sorts of salaries.
For the most part, this team has been an offensive wasteland. We had a few years where we could put up numbers and even then people didn't think we were that good offensively.
I'm not saying we shouldn't have signed the guys we did, I just wish the money was better spent on top 6 talent while adding some grit without the huge salaries. We could've signed 2 $5 million forwards and 2 $1 million grinders for basically what we paid 4 pretty average guys.
And the term of those contracts will bite us if we try to add talent or trade these awesome 4th line grinders.
I hear these guys are quality locker room types, how many of those do we need? Are Weber, Fisher, Klein and Legwand not enough of a leadership group? Does everyone need to be a leader and good locker room presence. Get good leaders, find guys that will follow them in to battle every night and call it a day.
And I asked this the other day and no one answered, name me another team that has an $8 million 4th line. So what if it's not my money as you keep putting out there, I don't see any other GMs doing this so either Poile is a genius or other GMs are wiser when putting rosters together.
again, it is only "mismanagement" if the money used on these guys prevents us from signing someone else. I'll use your own medical analogy to prove you are way off base... we need doctors and nurses, but if no doctors are available, that still doesnt stop you from hiring nurses. If and only if the money you spend on the nurses keeps you from hiring a doctor when one becomes available, then you have a problem... until then you fix what you can fix and do the best you can otherwise.
do I wish we had signed someone who is more of a proven scorer? sure. But the fact that we didnt DOES NOT meant that we could have done so and chose to sign these other players instead. this is not an either/or situation...
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