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03-14-2008, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Pazuzu View Post
Well, in Cullimore case, that was part of the deal for Samsonov, he had to be bought out, same for Salmelainen I think.
He didn't have to be bought-out, it was Gainey's decision. And at the time, the right one.

However, that is one of the worst trades in recent memory for Mr. Bob Gainey. He apparently pressed Dave Tallon for days about how adding Salmalanien to the deal.. Dave Tallon said in an interview that "Salmalanein was a player that Gainey pushed hard to acquire".. It seems as if Tallon only moved Salmo because he though Sammy could be a Top-Line player again.

And then Gainey just.. bought him out. It made no sense, whatsoever.

Then he signed Smoke and Kostopolous, who don't even play every night. At least Salmo would of brought some speed, skill, 1.3M cheaper and some minor scoring ability.

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