I actually think Gett was blindsided and was unprepared for the question. He said what he probably thought was an innocuous answer... That everyone was being evaluated.
Then this thing took on a life of its own.
Totally agree, I have thought about how he should have answered that question and even with time, it is hard to come up with something that couldn't be misconstrued . Unfortunately the way he put it was hard to ignore that there was some sort of writing on the wall.
If Bill Voth really knew back in January that there was a real possibilty that Steve could be leaving the Panthers , then it was on Gettleman's mind a lot longer than that and unfortunately it showed in his answer. Just my opinion.
Well, free agent time. Time to sit back and enjoy the show!