Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:21 AM
lol its not the SD way, its the every single GMs in the league except Lou way.
and again you're twisting what you want to believe to make Lou look good on that one as most of you does. Clarkson could have got a pretty good return at that time, absolutely. Not saying he's worth his contract but a player like that for the playoffs and at that time most teams still thought he was really a 30 goals scorer who could do it all. And based on the offers he got on free agency. Pretty damn sure we could have got anything better than NOTHING, and yeah. He was incredibly useful in the playoffs last year right?
and again, what you simply refuse to understand from what ive been saying for years. It's not about specifically what "happened" in those cases, cause every single cases are different and there's lots of shades and stuff we dont know. What i've been pointing out is that its absolutely dumb to refuse to give you that extra tool through negotiations to talk during the season. It's a really cocky, stubborn, "go big or go home" and black and white way to go and it can be pretty bad when he doesnt go your way and the benefits are not great or different either.
I dont CARE that his track record is good. I could decide that im not looking both ways before crossing the streets anymore and dont get hit for the first 3 years. Doesnt mean it's a smart thing to do.
Already explained why, in this case, I don't think Lou talking contract in-season would've made all that much difference, and you have no idea what Clarkson would've fetched in a return...not only that, Lou thought his team was a playoff team at the time, so why would HE want to give up a "30-goal scorer who would do it all"?
This is not a question of trying to make Lou look good. Like I said, he took a chance and I explained exactly what taking that chance entailed. No, it ultimately did not work out. If you want to rip Lou for that, so be it.
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