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03-08-2004, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Fletch
but I don't think he had as many trading chips and this situation is somewhat unique. He did try to initially get rid of some dead wood, and did a decent job, but didn't really follow through and keep up with that trend. Shame Bure ain't healthy - could've gotten a decent return for him too.

And I agree 100% with Brooklyn. And trading deVries is a testament to that. Why? Because they're just going right back out there in the UFA market and acquire bodies (although this time around, it won't be as easy because who wants to become a Rangers, with this shell of a team?).
And you know what the worst thing about trading de Vries would be? He's the only defenseman that Sather signed who actually came in and pretty much played up to his ability. We can argue over whether he's paid too much or was signed for too many years, but overall he's done the things he was signed to do. Pretty sad all things considered--especially given how bad the defensive corp has been during Sather's tenure.

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