"I don't think I'll live long enough to forgive Howson for knocking off my rose colored glasses. He's a horrible, wretched, little stinker of a man. I just hope he wakes up in the morning and can't poop." -CBJCougar (on the Klesla trade), March 23, 2011
Man that really bums me out, I was a big fan of Matty. I wish Mr. Garon and his family all the best in Tampa. I think we should have hung onto him personally.
On a personal level, absolutely. On a professional level...guys on the higher side of 30 have a much shorter leash when it comes to a drop-off in play. Someone who's 26 and has a poor year is judged off of his play in prior years, someone who's 32 and has a poor year makes their team skittish since it's a toss-up on whether it's a bad year or a decline in maximum level of play.