Well here we are... this thread didn't age well
Think we still have a shot at the playoffs without Pauly?
Crap I missed the alert for this thread, good stuff.
I wish I could like buy GMDA a steak dinner and ask him a bunch of questions about this deadline. So the players had a meeting after loss number whatever a few days before the deadline. Stastny implied that he knew about this for days, and knew the team’s performance would determine the buy or sell at the deadline. (From his 7 minute interview on /r/hockey).
So does that mean that the whole team knew? At that team meeting did they tell the players as a group that the next games were going to decide on buying or selling? That would be a big kick in the nuts to go out and try (those 2 games were not bad, I think Stars and Sharks) but lose and thus lose your 2C. That’s the first thing I’d ask Doug - “Did the whole team know?”
And I wonder how the Senator’s negotiations went. I wonder if the EK rumors handcuffed the Senators into working through that instead of hammering something out for Hoffman. So that’s number 2.
Anyway, glad we didn’t move any prospects.
Now I sincerely hope we pull it together reallllly fast or drop in the standings to keep that Schenn 1st Fromm Philly until next year and go into this years draft with a lottery chance and 2 1st rounders, including a top 10, to lure somebody of big calibre to the team.