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03-08-2004, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by igor

[imaginary]What if ... after Lowe traded Comrie: Jay Feaster had publicly complained that he didn't get a kick at the cat, that he would have offered more than Clarke had? .... .... .... I think this board would have been on fire, and Lowe's competence and motives would have been called into question. And justifiably so IMO.[/imaginary]
Good point, and if the return that we got wasn't a good one you're right, we'd be extremely upset.

However, there are times when Lowe might approach a certain gm just because they have a player the Oilers really want. For example, there are probably guys on this message board who, if offered a chance to broker one deal for the Edmonton Oilers, would immediatley phone a certain gm and ask for a certain player, eg Shane Doan. If he's available and the price is right why phone every other gm and see what they've got?

I can see how that doesn't really apply to the Nedved trade, anyone could give up a 2nd rounder and there are lots of Big Valleys around, but the Comrie trade was common news, any gm's who wanted him and didn't make a pitch can blame themselves.

As far as this deal is concerned, maybe Sather has tried to deal with Poile before and found him unreasonable, maybe Slats feels that the Preds will be able to sign Nedved long term whereas the Oil will set him adrift and the Rag$ can re-sign Petr without giving up any more players...

The "Old Boys" club theory is probably still the most likely, but it's not necessarily so.

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