theo5789 Posted April 24, 2019 Share Posted April 24, 2019 On 4/22/2019 at 1:09 PM, Provost said: Basically I think all of the above fee posts make some good points. Hard to blame Gillis too much, as he came close and the exact same decisions, some better reffing, and an extra win and he is lauded as a hero. Benning has has made some blunders for sure, but incompetent is a stretch. He has just lacked big vision and boldness. No big trades, just playing around the fringes of the lineup. Accruing veteran assets, but not flipping them into picks and prospects. We absolutely have to add several upper end players over the next 2-3 years, and not a lot of options to do it. Del Zotto for a 7th (and Schenn) Nilsson for a 6th (other parts of the trade as well) Vanek for Motte (and Jokinen) Burrows for Dahlen (then moved for a younger Linus Karlsson) Hansen for a 4th and Goldobin Benning has done what he could with what he had. I could add in some previous deals as well that acquired higher picks. What exactly is a big trade? A big trade will involve assets going the other way of value, but it seems like no one wants to let go of any valuable assets and only offload the "unwanted" ones and expect a reward for a prized player. I think some just get too hung up on a move they didn't like and it remains a problem, but when the positives move happen, they seem to be quickly forgotten. Every possible move has all the negatives brought out (rushing the rebuild, giving up too much, don't want to take on cap, etc) about it and it just seems like a no-win situation for Benning and crew. 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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