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01-15-2010, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by buffalowing88 View Post
Just about every lopsided trade involves a team that is merely a victim of circumstance so I have a hard time really getting on the GM's who make the occasional bad trade, a lot of them have had to. In terms of talent and immediate return, I think Slava Kozlov for Domink Hasek was the most lopsided trade. Hasek was aging but still playing well and he simply was out of the Sabres price range. Had to make a trade and when the big market teams know that, they can sell you short.
Buffalo's hands were further tied by the fact that Hasek let it be known that he would retire if he thought the team trading for him was giving up much. Basically, Hasek threatened to retire and give Buffalo nothing, unless Buffalo knowingly got screwed in the deal.

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