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07-20-2013, 02:24 AM
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Originally Posted by calder candidate View Post
MB has been the preacher of slow rebuilds, solid draft picks, safe trades and cautious contracts since he arrived too keep expectation of crazy fan and crazier media low. He knew he wouldn't be able to sign any big name via UFA without over massif over payment, the team isn't one player away from the cup and even if that player was available it would mean to get rid of a equal value some where else... He says these thing so the day (deadline or FA) that he doesn't sign or move he can say he is staying the course. but it doesn't matter want he says since it doesn't mean he isn't trying to hit it out of the park.
In professional terms, it is called the art of lowering expectations. I also used to do that with potential girlfriends, so that they did not expect a superman architect by day, cool and evil bank robber by night. Which is what every single girl wants. Every single one. Trust me.

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