Can we ever get a GM with some guts...the Bob Gainey 'conservative' era haunts us to this day!
You guys realize, that teams that are making moves, are all desperate teams. Pheonix, Colorado, Philly, Clbs, Florida ... Holy crap man, this is UFA, unless your desperate, you stay away from it as much as possible, this IS the time players like Gomez were signed. Jeez, board IQ at this moment is below 50
And you know that how? Hey, add a little more to cover the taxes...does he still sign there? I did take the time to mention IF RUPP WAS INTERESTED IN COMING, and if we didn't participate in that derby and gave him that or a little higher, it's the 1st miss in my opinion. I hope it's clear enough...
Because LOGICALLY thinking, if the deals were close to the same amount you think he picks us over them? I can't think that all the other offers were that far off that money.
So yea if we weren't in the Derby it was a fail but thats a moot point.
Problem with the Habs is that they are too conservative. Sometime you have to overpay if you really want guys.
We overpaid because we really wanted Gionta, Cammalleri, Spacek, Hamrlik, etc. And people whine about how terrible those contracts are. Yet those some people are whining about how Montreal isn't willing to overpay to bring guys here.
It's the "damned if you do, damned if you don't" thing.