spi wrote:Patricks stratagy is to devalue his assets as much as possible before trading.
Honestly, Jackman can put up points. If CP is all set on trading him, let him play before the freakin trade so he can rack up some numbers so that we can justify asking more in a trade.
this just baffles me
Devalue. Devalue. Such a simple word but it describes so much about Patricks current management technique. Tarnstrom was incredible in 02-03. The Penguins were on pace to break NHL RECORDS
until Tarnstrom got hurt. Tarnstrom had arrived in 02-03 as a very effective power play sepcialist and his trade value was at its peak (after he recovered of course) . In 03-04 he proved he could do it without Kovalev and Lemieux. He lead the team in scoring. Comming into the season he was awarded a nice arbitration salary and CP wasnt happy and wanted to trade him. HIs value was never higher yet they let him show the world how much worse is liabilites are with the new rules. THEY GOT JAGR VALUE IN RETURN.
Jackman will get nothing because they wont pair him with a stay at home guy and let him attack. They wont even PLAY him. He was FIFTH in the entire world of the NHL for over 50 games in a row among NHL defensemen and he made only 800k. Now his value is dropping and they just dont see it. Or they do and they dont care. Or they see it, they care, but they just dont have what it takes to convince anybody anymore. Hell if it wasnt for EJ the Francis deal never happens or Lemieux never comes to town so lets stop saying Patirck is some kind of savior or Hall of Famer. He is O VER RAT ED.[/b]