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02-27-2008, 04:32 PM
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FOR THE RECORD. in no way would i have supported trading leclaire for richards. i cant believe anyone would seriously consider that
im all for overpaying for him with guys like lindstrom and methot. this pile of prospects need to have something happen with them. the clock is ticking hard on some of these guys i think.
move picks, prospect, role player. move guys to other teams for pieces that fit better what tampa wanted. the deal was there if scotty wanted to be BOLD enough, and creative enough
Take a look at what they got:
A (they hope) franchise goalie, ready to go.
A young high-upside scorer with a good deal of NHL experience.
Another proven NHL player.
And you think they would have taken a series of picks and prospects over that? I just don't think so - this is not a team that's rebuilding. With Vinny and Marty, a servicable D and, most importantly, an NHL calibre day-to-day G, they can really make a run, especially since they play in a weak division.
Hell, we can't even agree that picks and prospects are a good thing in our situation, and you think Tampa was going to go all weak in the knees for Methot and Lindstrom, with all of 70 games between them?
Dallas made the equivalent of Paz + Zherdev as their offer. If you're not willing to be in that ballpark, it's a moot issue.
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