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09-25-2004, 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Digger12
And of those, I'd say getting Linden back was the best thing they ever did, even if it did cost them a 1st rounder.

Wait...did I just talk HOCKEY? Sorry guys, my bad.
That year his contract expired. The Canucks resigned him to a three year deal. They did trade for him, but then signed him. In the sense we are discussing, he was a free agent.

He didn't really cost them a first rounder because it was Linden and Washington's second round pick for Vancouver's first. I can't remember what the exact difference in picks was, but the Canucks got Linden for dropping 15-20 places in the draft. From the mid twenties to the forty something. That's not very much.


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