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The Greek

Member Since 03 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 12 2014 10:29 AM
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In Topic: Kesler traded to Anaheim

28 June 2014 - 10:02 AM

I'm surprised so many people want kesler on the wings. He has been pretty much invisible, when not injured, since '11.

In Topic: ECSF : (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins

01 May 2014 - 10:38 PM

I would love to have a player like subban. He pretty much put the team on his back.

Edit: of course, none of it matters without price playing out of his mind. Maybe, putting the team on his back Is a little strong, but I stand by it. H

In Topic: Was Legwand worth it?

27 April 2014 - 12:53 PM

Negotiating in bad faith?   Huh?   How would you prove we knew about some secret desire jarnkrok had to go to Sweden and we prevented the Preds from hearing about it when it was discussed in the news at the time of the trade?

 

People were saying he was considering going back to Sweden, within minutes of the trade going through.  I don't think it's true, but if he does go to Sweden, I would say that is pretty good evidence that someone was aware of his intentions.  I think the whole going to Sweden thing was to take heat off of the front-office.  A lot of people use Jarnkrok's potential exit as  justification for the trade.  That's why I addressed the possibility of bad faith.


In Topic: Was Legwand worth it?

27 April 2014 - 11:58 AM

It's hard for me to remain objective on this one, because I was opposed to the trade from the very beginning.  There is no way to know, with any certainty, whether we would have made the playoffs without him.  However, based on Legwand and Ironhook's production after the trade, I think it is very likely that we would have made the playoffs either way. 

 

I'm going to say it wasn't worth it.  Everytime a new player has a slow start, we always hear how he's adjusting to the system.  Irhonhook was already familiar with our system, because he played it, under Blashill.  I don't think the outcome in the playoffs would have been any different.  But, it's just bad strategy, at this stage of rebuilding, to trade players with potential for players on the decline.  With the way we use centers, we could find a place for him.  If he does go to Sweden, we will probably get sanctioned for negotiating in bad faith.

 

This does not mean it was the wrong move, at the time (even though I think it was).  None of us know what information the front-office was privy to when the trade was made.  That being said, I think kenny was just too scared to put another rookie in that position.  Ever since LA won, Kenny's mantra has been "we just need to get in."  He probably felt we had a legitimate chance to make a run, and he trusted a vet more than a young guy. 

 

To those of you saying "get over it"; don't read the thread.  If we should get over something just because it's done, that would eliminate the whole purpose of a forum.  If you want to defend the trade, please do. 


In Topic: ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

26 April 2014 - 04:43 PM

Why do they have to mess with our emotions?