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11-10-2008, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Bluenote13 View Post
I was against trading 4 valuable assets for Bure. Its easy to say now that it probably wouldve been worth it, then again trading those 4 assets couldve gotten us some really nice players other than Bure. Smith had the right idea when he made the huge splash in the '99 draft, we just ended up with two busts in Brendl & Lundmark. That day we were being hailed in the hockey world as winning that draft. In hindsight, Neil shouldve tried to trade up to get the Sedins. Wow, can't believe thats gonna be 10 years next June.

In 1999 our defense was really mediocre, got really bad when Beuk was cheapshotted and never played again.
true that deal would have been like dealing for kovalchuk and giving up Dubi, Montoya(if we still had him), dawes and a 1st rounder....tough deal to swallow

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