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06-14-2009, 10:11 PM
Kriss E
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Originally Posted by ThaDevilGirl View Post
The Habs were in a playoff race. Gainey couldn't afford to lose one of the leaders in points for a stupid 2nd round pick.
If Rivet got him a 1st rounder and Gorges, I'm pretty sure Souray would have gotten a nice return back as well.

We also traded Rivet to SJ, a top contender in the West. Burke expressed how disappointed he was that Gainey didn't call him back before dealing with SJ.
A call to Burke to let him know Rivet was shipped but Souray could be available might have made him anxious to bring in a top guy like Souray and possibly give up a bigger return.

That being said, maybe they did have talks, we don't know.

But for sure, Souray would have brought a bigger return than Rivet or at least a similar one.

As for us fighting for a spot, our play had dropped since half way through the year and the team was in no way responding to Carbo. That season, our team was headed to the crapper if it weren't for Halak.
I remember being in full support of trading Souray, and Ryder for that matter.

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