Re: PC Presser
posted at 3/28/2013 9:31 PM EDT
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
In response to dezaruchi's comment:
Everyone in the hockey world felt the Bruins made a better offer. What is it you don't understand? Should PC have offered Chara and Seguin and then tossed in Hamilton if Feaster refused? What would the "best deal on the table" be for instance? Seriously, what do you think PC should've offered to make Iginla like Boston more than Pitt?
If the offer was better, Iginla may not have seen the offer from Pitt at all.
Well, that's my take anyway.
Feister should be plenty embarrassed too. This isn't a silent auction, it's a negotiation, so any idea of "offering up more" doesn't cut it. Seeing how things went down, it's obvious Iginla finagled Feister much better than Bourque did Sinden. If we don't get too caught up in conspiracy and drama...if we choose to believe that most are somewhat telling the truth here.....many things are obvious.
1. The Flames didn't negotiate the luxury of "not" divulging each trade scenario, thereby transferring all of the power to Iginla.
2. Feister didn't due what he should have, by making sure Iginla signed off "first", to any trade involving the clubs he presented.
3. Regardless what anyone is offering, any decent negotiator will play the field to up the ante. Again, this ain't no "sealed bid process". Like Mike O'Connels gaffe with Thorton, the onus is on the seller, to maximise return, not the buyer. If PC would have given more, that's Feister's short coming.
4. Since everyone whose ever held a hockey stick knows the Bruins presented the best deal....it becomes glaringly obvious, this was about something different than mere "return".(both prospects unsigned to date)
5. If PC was told the deal was "done", why in the world would he offer up more. Since no one has stepped up to challenge PC's presser on that statement, it probably can be considered truthful. If factual, this should take PC completely off the hook.
6. Doesn't matter what anyone says, the way this thing went down is a terrible way to conduct business. The fact that PC says it happens with some regularity, and makes a weak attempt to defend it, makes it all the more sickening. The Mob has much higher ethical standards.