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Al Montoya To The Flyers
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02-22-2009, 09:55 PM
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Sather's worse move as the GM of the Rangers which is saying something. As soon as he saw Lundqvist play his first season he should have dealt Montoya. Without question if he did that he could have gotten a very good, young player. Instead, he waited because he barely works and they ended up trading him for Sjostrom.
However, by miracle the 3rd round pick in that deal was used on Grachev.
So you could say they traded Montoya for Grachev. However, I prefer to say he traded Montoya for Sjostrom which shows that Sather is clueless when it comes to being a GM.
That being said, Sjostrom could be a great 4th line player if he wasn't playing with no offense Betts. Sjostrom is a guy I would be looking to scoop up if I was a serious contender. Betts is another guy who on a team with 3 solid scoring lines, could fill a good PK role.
As far as Montoya goes, there is always truck driving school.
There was no third rounder involved in that deal. It was a conditional fifth that the Rangers won't end up getting.
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