Trade Rumors/Speculation Part VIII: Trades for no reason
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12-14-2013, 02:25 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
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Don't fans realize that trading our depth for unproven "snipers" is what got us in this mess in the first place?
At the time it was a good move, then came a bunch of underachieving by Gabby and Richards. Had they played to their potential we'd have been a better team and the lack of secondary production wouldn't have been an issue. Obviously they didn't and Gabby got moved in an attempt to add secondary scoring, which failed. Now we're back at square one except now the whole team sucks, including defense and goaltending which had been our strengths.
It's a vicious cycle, making a trade for a player like Kane is a bad idea IF the cost to acquire him is high. If for some reason he comes relatively cheap it's a good move. Adds another top six player to grow with the team. Basically if it's done in the mindset that we're going to try contend it's not worth doing because we're obviously not going to. If it's done looking into the future and is one of a number of moves I'm ok with it.
Management needs to wake up and smell the roses, this team is closer to being a contender for a lottery pick than the cup. A large portion of their fans know that, they need to accept it themselves and try retool for a run in 2-3 years.
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