How many top pairing D-men and large goal scorers have you seen move teams in the last 4 years? Out of the 1 or 2, we had a 1 in 30 chance of securing them.Frankly, It's not as outrageous that we didn't fill that need as you make it sound.
I dont think its outrageous like you thought i was alluding to. My comment is aimed both at free agency and trade, when we are talking about addressing a need. I understand the chances in free agency. Its not quite a 1/30 chance, the bottom dwellers have less of a chance, but i understand the point as a whole.
You do have a point on top players, it isnt that easy. Still Holland isnt a risk taker. Lots of the contending teams have made big trades in the last few years. We have made no big trades. One of the ways you can improve your team is by winning trades. Hard to do that when we dont try. Cole and Zids were actually good additions IMO at the time, but a bit of bad luck hurt us there. But what about a piece thats not a ufa like Cole and Zids were? We need to do better. If you make a trade early this offseason and appear you improve the team, then it helps your chances at free agency. Either way sooner or later you have to have some results at adressing needs, what happens if again we roll into the next season with the same glaring holes? At what point do you have to point fingers? Just something to think about.