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09-25-2013, 03:23 PM
Kriss E
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Originally Posted by Agnostic View Post
Those moves were never considered to be good, at least for those who understood where this team was in comparison to cup contention. Giving up a first round pick and second round pick for what was returned is atrocious management, and part of the reason the Gaineygoats era was stopped.
Atrocious? Wow...A 2nd rd pick for Lang was atrocious?

I mean, it's an overpayment, but atrocious?

Gomez for McDo is atrocious.
Letting Kovalev, Koivu, Komisarek, etc, all leave for nothing is atrocious.

Trading a mid level 1st and a 2nd for Tanguay and Lang doesn't qualify as atrocious.
And it played a small part, if any, as to why Gainey/Gauthier era stopped.
Lang and Tanguay combined for 80pts in 100 gp. They were not atrocious acquisitions. They actually improved us.

We struggled that year because our club was ran like a zoo, discipline free with a clueless coach behind the bench, and suffered very key injuries.
Let's not pretend like we were this awful team. It was a pretty good gamble to take. It didn't cripple us in any way, it didn't prevent us from having a good future and rebuilding.

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