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07-03-2009, 10:28 PM
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Were they UFA's acquired before the season began - which was the orignal point? No, so I am not sure what you are arguing.
The annual trade deadline freak out is an entirely different discussion. Were those 2 guys the marquee names dealt at the deadline?
His argument is really quite simple:
The Pens were 11th in December (implying that not having a big UFA splash doesn't work), then they went to win the cup (after making a big deadline deal). He humourously attributes the sudden turn around in play to the trades. So really, his point is about the Penguins lack of success with UFAs contributing to them being bottom feeders initially. Then they went on to win the cup (but only because they made 2 big trades) I don't see what is difficult to understand (even if I don't agree, the argument itself is quite straightforward IMO).
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