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08-02-2009, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Flames Fanatic View Post
Because people never factor in the fact that A. Thanks to Thorton being gone, they had room to sign Chara and B. Thorton has choked his whole career in the playoffs, so how would it have helped Boston anyways.

Its like when the Leafs defend the Kubina trade by saying it was to clear cap room for their signings. Same rule applied for Boston in the end.
Really? You planned to get Chara at the end of November by trading for guys who only made roughly a mil or so less than Thornton did? I understand the notion that moving on from a player gives the organization a sort of a fresh start but come on.

There's no defending the severe lack of value from that trade and any subsequent saving thereafter had little to do with the actual trade because they only saved a mil. They could've had Chara with or without Thornton as judged by the Marc Savard signing.

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