NickC1988

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Forum: Armchair-GMThu at 12:17 am
Forum: Armchair-GMTue at 9:56 pm
Thread: Eye on Tampa
Forum: Armchair-GMTue at 9:19 pm
Forum: Armchair-GMTue at 4:49 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>HatterTParty</b></div><div>That announcement was a disgrace. Hawks and bowman should be ashamed of themselves. Bowman isn’t the guy to guide a rebuild. He doesn’t even know how to build a team from the ground up as is. If the moves thus far are any indication, this team isn’t gonna be relevant for at least another 4-5 years. I just want someone to finally be held responsible for the fiasco of the last three years. But in the end, rocky and co. decide to give stan the slide. It’s just embarrassing. I just want toews and Kane to ask for trades so the organization finally wakes the **** up. This is an original six organization that is essentially making excuses for their mediocrity instead of finding solutions.</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>pharrow</b></div><div>Kane and Toews are basically being asked to want a trade.
That's what I got out of this. They want to cut their budget. They don't want to carry those contracts. He's basically telling them, we are going to purposefully suck, you can get out if you want.</div></div>

The best part is, this team wasn't THAT BAD. Vegas beat them in 5, but that was expected. With Smith on LTIR, Bowman would have around $8.5M in cap space to bring Crawford back (or could've signed another goalie for a similar price), he could've added a cheaper Saad replacement (Granlund is still available). Instead, he's sitting. This leads me to believe he's looking at Vancouver, Tampa Bay, and Vegas to see what they're trying to do about their cap situation. If he can pry a young RFA out of Tampa, somehow get Alex Tuch out of Vegas, or maybe Jake Virtanen, this team gets younger and deeper (Like he stated in his interview).