Quincey did not magically transform into a 20 min a night defenseman overnight, and Meech is no longer playing in the NHL.
He was put on waivers because Meech constantly outplayed him. Were you watching hockey back then, or did you completely miss that Quincey did not at all attract attention whereas Meech played very well in 2008 and 2009?
Yeesh. Also--yes, grammar--it's "should have," not "should of."
Clearly the Wings staff were off in their evaluations of both of them.