Nuxfanabroad Posted July 6, 2013 Share Posted July 6, 2013 Why not just support the boys? First off, options may still exist with Lu, if we're patient. Imagining in Sept he does indeed turn up. Then let's assume he gets back to playing at a rather high level..Fire, pride & all that. Also let's say 1 or 2 of our other 3 gt's are playing well. He would probably expand his list of destinations to 10-15 teams, one would presume. Any of those teams suffer horrendous 'tending, and/or injury issues-if Lu's playing great at that time, we might land a decent prospect for him. We'd then legitimately be able to claim we do indeed need the guy! Anyways this scenario would be laid out(with gm/owners) to start the season-& may provide extra incentive for Lu to stand on his head from the get-go. Once the games start & our inevitable injuries begin, we may also have some cap-flexibilty(opposing teams, as well). Perhaps we agree to eat 1 mill of Lu's cap for 3-5 seasons. Might enhance the return. Ownership would consider this far more palatable than an amnesty buyout, I'm sure. Now then, is THIS truly so bad? Daniel Henrik Kass Higgs Kes Burr Booth Schroeder Hansen Sestito Richardson/Gaunce Weise Ham Juice Edler Tanev Garr Corrado xtra-Weber, Sneptsy's ghost Luongo Lack (later Eriksson!) Well folks, if it IS so bad, we'll simply turn a few of the older, established pieces into picks/youth near deadline(improving return). Keep the twins, if they accept 20-25% less. Bad yr & miss PO's? Oh well-get a good pick(probably more) next June, to add to our nice collection of younger assets. Cap will rise significantly(predict 72~74 mill for 2014-15); & we'll be active, focused & determined players next summer. Lastly, if the team AND Lu both bomb-at least we'll have our buyout for next summer. We'll also have more info on our other 'tenders by then. So we should stop the frettin'/drama queen-nonsense fer gawdsakes. Patience & balance is in order. This team's given us all a lot of good times/memories-we should appreciate that, AND the fact we've already got some beauts in the pipeline. That is all. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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