J.I.A.H.N Posted July 10, 2015 Share Posted July 10, 2015 First off, I started to really hate Benning's open mouth policy, and thought it really hurts any type of trade bargaining....but the more I think about it, maybe there is method to his madness. So, Benning announces that he is going to wait and see what happens with both Hamhuis and Vrbata before he re-signs them...... Is he quietly (Loudly) saying to the other GM's......."hey, Guys I a pretty sure I am going to trade Hamhuis and Vrbata, so you should make room for them (both financially/cap wise and roster spot wise) and we can talk over the summer. I am just not so sure Benning and Co, didn't have this planned from the end of the playoffs, when they saw just how bad we looked..... To publicly state we are "Rebuilding" would probably started an avalanche, this way he could slowly break it to the masses, and get some type of momentum for that rebuild, without not actually saying it. Looks pretty obvious to me......hey I could be wrong???? But if I am Benning and I have already fielded inquiries for those 2, I would start the idea out in the public and see how we react....... Like I said earlier, all the time sending the message to the other managers. I am not saying I agree with this method, just that it is a possibility. If Benning does end up trading the both of them early, we are a guaranteed top 6 pick at worse, at best we win the lottery . Either way, we end up with 2 or 3 first round picks......... I do agree with those that say we get our best return at the Deadline, but I caution those that take that argument, that if Hamhuis or Vrbata, either have poor seasons or get hurt, it could blow up in our faces, with no pick or not as good of picks or ending up loosing them altogether with no compensation and them not re-signing.... If I am Benning....I am not totally sure what the right answer is.....lots of risk! And as many you have said before..."you are glad I am not Benning!" lol CDC will burn him either way! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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