tim1_2 wrote:Michallica wrote:I liked Pierre Dorion's response yesterday, questioning why there's a panic about Hoffman. Of course I also heard the same from BMurr about Alfie not being signed. 'I'm sure we'll get it done'. Nope.
But back to Dorion's comments, he made a point about not losing any players to UFA, and he's right. Everyone was losing their Dung 2 years ago about not being able to re-sign Bobby Ryan, Clarke Macarthur, Marc Methot, Craig Anderson since they were all going to be UFAs at the same time. They all got signed, and that's when Dorion was heavily involved in negotiations after Bryan Murray was diagnosed with Cancer. Think they'll come through on this one. Sounds like they're aiming for a long term deal.
Amazing to me that people still put any weight in what is said by GMs regarding negotiations.
I might have agreed if it was Bryan Murray. With Dorion, I'm willing to give him the benefit of doubt.