Popular Post MJDDawg Posted February 16, 2022 Popular Post Share Posted February 16, 2022 (edited) It's amazing how having confidence in our new management team has reduced my trade deadline stress. I haven't felt this calm in the leadup to a trade deadline in I don't know how long. Maybe ever. I'm genuinely excited about what's to come. Listening to Rutherford from day 1 the message has been pretty consistent about his plan moving this team forward. It's not about having to win a trade today to save his job, or trying to make the playoffs to get a couple of home dates in another one and done playoff performance. It's about building this team to become a consistent contender year after year. Finally. The message has been the same...to build up teams' speed, skill and depth. Develop and trade for tradeable assets so they can make some noise at the poker table year after year. Instead of years of re-signing players like Miller, Boeser, Motte, Horvat (for example) until they have much less value at the end of those contracts, my gut tells me we'll see these types of players moved at the deadline to maximize return. A big deal or two won't help us short term but I'm good with it because of the long term plan. Asset management has always been a problem here and I think most of my stress has always been due to my lack of confidence in the people running the team. I'm really looking forward to seeing what happens over the next 2 - 3 weeks. The Toffoli trades sets an initial bar. Let's strap ourselves in and enjoy the ride. My body is ready. Edited February 16, 2022 by MJDDawg 3 4 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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