Flo The Action wrote:
I think so too that how the team is spending is being reflected in attitudes on the team. But also every team makes bad trades. So we can't say Melnyk should be pissed. His job is to support the moves management has made and to give them the means to repair the, or to make them make the best situation out of them. We have to appreciate that Dorion might be trying to move Ryan as it may become an even bigger burden down the road. It might even come to the point where the best solution would be to buy him out. The problem there is cheapskate Melnyk won't do it. That is money lost and he won't take on that negative spending.
He puts all the emphasis on management having to dig itself out without giving them a helping hand. Sometimes it's the owner that has to take a hit for some of the bad work that the management hes hired does.
And if it means spending more in some seasons to make us more competitive then so be it.
We will have to give raises to turris, stone and karlsson. That will eat away at the cap space but that space is likely to go up as well.
I just hope we aren't paying 4 mill per season for 5 years for a guy like smith who will likely see 3rd or 4rth line duties once some of our prospects graduate.
On the bolded part, the Sens have already committed to spending the money on Ryan's contract. Buying him out and replacing his offense with a cheaper player may actually save money. They just have to exhaust all possibilities (which include trading and the possibility of Bobby "snapping out" of this funk).
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