The thing is I don’t blame Clarke white so much. I mean I blame him because he should have seen what was going on (I mean if I could...) but I blame Hitchcock more. When Hitch came in, his whole thing was utilizing players strengths better and not wasting time and effort having them out of position to do what they do well in the name of doing something they didn’t do well.
He did did the exact opposite with almost everyone. Especially Williams and Rusty. But also the likes of JLC.
There was a Jason WIlliams though... he played for Detroit and some other teams around the same time.
I wanted Willy. I thought he was what we needed. I don't think they'll get him back now because he chose Carolina and seems comfortable there.
But I wanted him when his time was up with the caps and I think I even mentioned him when his time was up with the Kings, but at that point we couldn't have afforded the Conn Smythe Winner with the miserable cap situation we h
Yeah, I saw that Meltzer post, too.
I liked Markov and actually did enjoy the 03-04 run - for what it was. But when you look at it as "was it worth 15 years of Justin Williams to get to a Conference Final?" the math starts to not add up. That said, would Williams have been the player here that he was after he left? Impossible to know.
Same thing with Sharp. Both he and Williams got chances to show themselves in Carolina and Chicago that they might not (probably wouldn't)