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07-20-2008, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by RCGP View Post
Doesn't matter what Buffalo traded Bernier for, they got Bernier in the trade. BTW Bernier is a young NHL player who helped Buffalo right away, something that a few of you guys claimed we cannot get at the deadline.
Yeah, he helped them right away for all of 17 games then was traded because Buffalo couldn't or wouldn't sign him. Of course it matters what Bernier was traded for since you claim you can get players that can help you right away in a trade deadline deal involving an impending UFA defenseman. What this proves is what you get in such a trade are draft choices and impending free agents that are difficult to sign. Now if you want to play out the string on the Campbell trade for Buffalo they later traded the second rounder they received in the Bernier trade plus their own second rounder for 34 year old defenseman Craig Rivet. So they ended up, at the end of the day, getting a 34yo journeyman blueliner and a 1st rounder for an impending UFA puck moving defenseman who was fourth in points among all NHL blueliners. Bouwmeester was 24th in points by the way. Would anyone be happy, if at the end of the day, the Panthers traded Bouwmeester for that or possibly even less as Campbell was more points productive than Bouw by far?

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