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Was Legwand worth it?


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#141 Rivalred

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 04:25 PM

 
 
First, Iginla did sign with Boston.  He was traded to the Pens.  Second, several writers said that Jarnkrok had said he wouldn't play in GR next year.  Third, Babcock said himself that he wasn't in a hurry to sign an extension, and would be ok with going year to year, but that he wasn't going anywhere this year. http://www.mlive.com...ck_says_ge.html

Babs could be playing smart and want to coach for an organization that was the potential of winning a cup.... I may be catching some flack for that comment, but this team really needs to add some D and shake up the offense

I could see Legwand ending up on Carolina or Columbus

Edited by Rivalred, 06 May 2014 - 04:26 PM.

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#142 kipwinger

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 04:25 PM

 

 

First, Iginla did sign with Boston.  He was traded to the Pens.  Second, several writers said that Jarnkrok had said he wouldn't play in GR next year.  Third, Babcock said himself that he wasn't in a hurry to sign an extension, and would be ok with going year to year, but that he wasn't going anywhere this year. http://www.mlive.com...ck_says_ge.html

 

I don't think I'm being clear.  I know that Babs isn't leaving.  He said so.  But there are rumors to the contrary anyway.  Much like there are rumors that Jarnkrok would leave for Sweden despite his publicly stating the contrary.  So why believe the rumor in Jarnkrok's case and not Babcock's?  The only credible person who reported Jarnkrok leaving was Bob McKenzie, who said Jarnkrok "may" go back to Sweden.  Later that day Wings Assistant GM Ryan Martin told Steve Ambrose of Fox17 that he'd never heard Jarnkrok wanted out of the organization.  Why believe McKenzie and not the assistant general manager of the team?

 

The point about the Iginla trade was to suggest that EVEN IF a credible person reports it, in this case Aaron Ward, they sometimes still get it wrong.  Ward reported that Iginla to Boston was a done deal, when in reality he had blocked the Boston trade and picked the Pens. 

 

Basing your opinion of the Jarnkrok-Legwand trade on this rumor, which has zero corroborating evidence, is stupid.  And since you're not a stupid guy, you should probably reconsider using it as the basis for your evaluation of the trade. 

 

Doesn't mean your position on the trade is wrong, it's just based on a faulty premise.


Edited by kipwinger, 06 May 2014 - 04:29 PM.

GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


#143 Shaman

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 04:27 PM

They kept the streak alive so I'm going to say yes.

 

Bringing in Legwand to keep the streak alive made the team weaker going forward.


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#144 DickieDunn

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 05:20 PM

The only rumor I heard was that Toronto wants him, not that he is even considering leaving.

 

Iginla to Boston was done, until Iginla changed his mind at the last minute.  It's also a totally different situation from Legwand-Jarnkrok.


Edited by DickieDunn, 06 May 2014 - 05:21 PM.

Oh this young man has had a very trying rookie season, with the litigation, the notoriety, his subsequent deportation to Canada and that country's refusal to accept him, well, I guess that's more than most 21-year-olds can handle... Ogie Ogilthorpe!


#145 kipwinger

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 05:57 PM

The only rumor I heard was that Toronto wants him, not that he is even considering leaving.

 

Iginla to Boston was done, until Iginla changed his mind at the last minute.  It's also a totally different situation from Legwand-Jarnkrok.

 

I'm not sure if I'm not being clear or if you're being obtuse on purpose.  The "Jarnkrok back to Sweden" rumor didn't amount to s***.  It was predicated on hearsay and was debunked by the Wings assistant general manager, as well as Jarnkrok himself.  Are we on the same page now?  I'm not sure how much more obviously and clearly I can make that point.  If you choose to believe it, and base your opinion of the trade off of it, I don't know what to tell you. 


Edited by kipwinger, 06 May 2014 - 05:57 PM.

GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 






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