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12-11-2013, 02:29 PM
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Who were you hoping to get that you think Poile pursued?
Remember, this is the same Poile that waited for every other significant free agent to call us.
Personally, I would have much rather have Mason Raymond and Brendan Morrow this year. Poile unexplainably offered those long-term, big dollar contracts to Hendricks, Cullen, etc. Meanwhile it took forever for Raymond and Morrow to get one-year million dollar contracts.
Off the top of my head: Briere, Parise, Kessel (RFA). Surely there are more, but Poile rarely lets rumors leak out.
I agree we should have pursued more riskier/high reward players. Others I think we should have gone after are Jagr or Whitney. Even though they are past their prime, they are very creative and experienced which the young kids could look up to and learn from. Maybe Erat doesn't disappear and ask for a trade if he got to play with his childhood role model?
And then skimping on the backup position (we spent the lowest in all of UFA on a backup goalie) was obviously a mistake.
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