Send A Letter To Yourself
We all know the old adage, if you’re mad about something someone did, before over-reacting, send a letter to yourself, if, after receiving it back, you still feel the same way, then act on it, otherwise, take advantage of the “cool down” period, and be glad you didn’t over-react.
Well, I should have done the same last night, and often I do, my “draft post” file is pretty full of blogs that will never see the light of day.
After a nights sleep, and some ruminating on the trade, I’m far less discouraged by it. I still think the Sens are in desperate need of skilled forwards to round out their prospect pool, but that’s not to say the 16th over-all pick would have done much to improve the situation. I think I became so draft focused I lost sight of the ultimate goal of selecting the best player. Besides, unlike the Murray’s, I didn’t even consider Rundblad as available, so the shock value caught me strategically unaware. The fact is, I knew who Rundblad was, and was high on him last season (though I hadn’t followed him since the draft), so I was, at the time, happy to have him, but bummed about not gaining a forward.
And that’s the whole of it. If Rundblad was the best player available, then the right decision was made, position be damned.
Here’s hoping something can be done today to address the forward situation, who knows, maybe the Sens have their eye on a diamond in the rough, and made the move knowing they’ll have their cake and eat it too.