Re: PC confirms Subban off limits!
posted at 3/27/2013 12:13 PM EDT
In response to NeelyOrrBourque's comment:
In response to Bookboy007's comment:
I think "PC is a good GM" means that he doesn't want to trade Subban; that Subban has developed as well or better than they'd hoped (despite a less than dynamite WJHC), and that they don't see the opportunity to draft a goaltender who could be Rask's planned successor any time in the next couple of years. I think it means that he is not, generally, a game player, and I assume his GM colleagues know who is slippery and who is straight. All of which means that if Feaster feels he has to have Subban for Iginla, say, he will now look elsewhere OR he will have to re-think what he's willing to take OR figure out a way to incent PC to go back on a public statement.
I don't think any fan in the world would react badly to a GM saying "Yes, I said I would not trade Subban, but when Calgary offers us Iginla and Giordano and a swap of first round picks for Subban and x, y, z, I felt the benefit to the team was too great for me not to eat a little crow."
As for nite's "unfair" - if the players on that team are sulking around because they aren't getting Iginla to come in and rescue them, F--k 'em. I want the players on the current team to be trying to convince management that tehy don't need Iginla. And if you're a top end guy wishing that the team would upgrade the Bartkowskis and Caron's because it's oh, so unfair that your chance to win is being hurt by them - score more than two f-ing goals a game! That's your job. Do it instead of moaning that the GM didn't go out and make a trade.
I also don't recall whether PC ever said "we are not trading Phil Kessel", but that situation is so different as to be useless as a comparable. Kessel basically signed an offer sheet, but instead of going through that rigamarole, the teams agreed on compensation. No one will be tendering Subban any time soon.
Where the Fawk do you get off Book? Stop putting fawking words in my mouth you piece of shi..ttt & stop assuming you KNOW EVERYTHING! I never said that the B's players are sulking! I said I think it's unfair for a GM to put an unknown prospect off limits for a present trade to save the future that nobody knows who will be here. What about the employee's he has working for him NOW!
Off your happy pills again nite? EVERYBODY GET DOWN!
Okay, now you've put the words in your own mouth and you've said it's not fair to the employees he has working for him now. And I'll repeat everything I just said - if the players feel it's "unfair" that the GM might choose not to make a trade to bring in a player, I would much rather they look in the mirror than outside the organization for a saviour. So no, you never said the players were sulking, but your wording implies that the decision not to help them out is "unfair" to them; if they share that opinion, I question whether or not a big name addition would help or just be a convenient scapegoat. If your concern was "fairness" to fans, then I'll stick with I think PC knows his job and is not taking any advice at this time.
So now Mr. blown f-ing gasket, explain to me how my having a different take than yours, and explaining why without resorting to name calling - like, say, calling you an idiot who freaks out like a 13 year old girl at a Justin Beiber concert - is me claiming to know everything?