Trade Thread Part XI: New year...no trades.
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01-04-2014, 12:29 PM
I only own my mind..
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They have control over the contract, so if you can't get value now, you can always re-explore at the draft or next year. And, if you decide to move Girardi and/or Staal, you may want to keep him to play (and in so doing, hopefully improve his stock) anyway. Girardi is actually the highest priority for this reason.
You know, I can never actively root against the team when the games are on - I will always be cheering for even my least favorite player to make a play that helps the team pull out the win when they're actually one ice.
But objectively, it might not be the worst thing in the world for the team to go on a mini losing streak this month and clearly identify themselves as one of the bottom six teams in the league. At least that would (hopefully) force management to make a call on the team and commit to a direction, rather than half-assing it. They're only 1-2 losses away right now.
Absolutely. Being clearly outside the hunt and sellers would be a good designation for a team that is always, in all facets, flip flopping in the middle with no direction or plan. Buying and going for it is clearly folly but seems possible nonetheless. A losing streak that drives home the error in following that course would do more good than harm.
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