Re: 10 reasons why the B's will win the Cup in 2010
posted at 9/7/2009 4:18 AM EDT
In Response to Re: 10 reasons why the B's will win the Cup in 2010
Posted by dkrejci46[/QUOTE]
I don't spend every moment of my life on this forum, so take it easy.
Manny is no longer on the books...yeah, I get it. That wasn't my point. My point (which you ignored) was that his contract did hamstring them for the time he was there, and more important, it was a stupid signing following a year in which they struggled to score, not keep pucks out of the net. Since you've found excuses for every move PC/JJ have made--and many have been questionable--I felt it was right to point out that the Manny deal was a bust.
As Clamshack pointed out, JJ also could have bought out Murray earlier and let Schaeffer do his thing w/the baby Bs and they could have had more $$$ to sign kess with. JJ isn't just about being a skinflint, he also carries the arrogance that comes w/this team's hard line stance over the decades...i.e. players should be so proud to put on the spoked B that any salary demands or financial disputes will be met w/our defiance, even at the expense of the overall team's chances to win.
meanwhile the results speak for themselves. You;re too young to understand the frustrations of fans who have watched this team over the decades either come close but refuse to go the extra mile to get that extra player that will put them over the top or simply put a bunch of tomato cans on the ice knowing fans will line up to buy $10 beer anyway and JJ lines his vault either way.
All your maneuvering scenarios regarding moving Kessel smack of exactly what this team has done for years, cap regardless: Let a super-talented player go when his contract is up. Like I said (and you continue to ignore) when this is your MO, the result is a team that never gets a chance to gel and grow with its very best players.
There is a reason for a 37-year Cup drought, and if you think this team is so good now, why did they get knocked off by a decent but nothing special Carolina team last year? Now you want to go into this season w/out Kessel and think the B's have an even better shot? Demand more of your team rather than just shaking the pom poms.