Thread: Confirmed with Link: Olli Jokinen 1yr 2.5M
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07-02-2014, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Top 6 Spaling View Post
I think there is some truth to this. Poile does have a tendency to act a bit like a scorned lover after something goes wrong. I think that is a fair criticism. I also don't think Spezza would have changed his mind, and I think Poile didn't want to convince him enough to waive his NTC only to lose him in a year. If Spezza didn't want to get traded here, it's unlikely he wanted to be here long term, which means it would have been bad asset management. But I agree, he should have tried again IMO.

My point here is not that Poile is perfect, it's that he has done about as well as any reasonable person could expect him to do this off-season.

If he had been following up with these players and these deals, then yes I would agree with you, but the fact he did not follow up makes me have to disagree.

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