The answer to "trade everyone who sucked this year" : see Ryder, Michael.
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04-22-2009, 09:48 AM
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I prefer Gorges to Hainsey
I prefer Tanguay to Ryder
I prefer Schneider to Streit
Ribeiro and Beauchemin were mistakes that even Gainey admits.
Believe it or not but it was Claude Juilien who didn't like Beauchemin and Hanisey coming out of his stint as coach in Hamilton. The people who advised Gainey on those two moves (since he didn't know the organization when he joined) were Andre Savard and Claude Julien. Soon after, both were fired.
Everyone has their preferences for players, but I would also point out that 99/100 fans of other teams also would prefer you to have Gorges, Tanguay and Schneider against them rather than Hainsey, Ryder and Streit.
Plus if the others are still in MTL, Gorges is in the AHL on a call-up basis developing his game. I still don't see the Tanguay over Ryder argument but that is probably because he was a Bruin killer and this season has been a killer Bruin so I have a bias.
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