1 Cole was a 36 yr old ufa to be with a history of injury problems, we all basically knew he was one bad hit away from being done (just so happened with our luck to occur when he was a redwing) .... Because of that I don't think he should of cost us as much as he did , 2nd round pick would of been enough in my eyes you anyways .... I think we can all agree though Jim nill is no idiot and he knew that in asking for janmark he was getting someone with good potential
2 regardless of how good our prospect pool is nylen was a top prospect when we dealt him so let's not pretend he was s*** now , yes we can afford his departure and that's not even up for debate just saying when could of used him In a package to get a dman .... Someone mentioned green , maybe your right he wouldn't of been here if we got that dman , then again maybe we would of dealt a Quincey if we got that dman along with green ... We'll never know
And last on this ... Yes I know I'm in the minority here and that's just fine , it's my opinion ... Just don't like giving up top kids with potential for garbage that's all ... There's no doubt in my mind this season or next some hard deals will have to be made , just hope we get some fair return back...
1. Again, he'd been mostly healthy for 4 1/2 seasons. Where is this "one bad hit" notion coming from? Also, a 2nd round pick would have been worth more than Janmark + Backman. Hell, still would be.
2. I don't think anyone is pretending he's s***. He just made an NHL roster, that would be silly. Not sure I would call the 4th or 5th forward a top prospect, but whatever. Sure, hypothetically he could have been used for something better. That's the problem with hypotheticals. No matter what anyone does, hypothetically something else could have been done that was better.
And lastly, Cole was not garbage. You even said yourself you wanted him.
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