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02-16-2010, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Scipio Africanus View Post
I can almost guarantee that Sather wont trade any of our top-flight prospects at the deadline. If you look at the last few years, he's given up nothing above mediocre (Cliche, Dawes, Prucha, Kalinin, Montoya, Hossa, Niemenen) when he trades at or around the deadline.
He did give away a 2nd for the Antropov rental. I'd have to look back to see what other picks were dealt over the years, but obviously there's a "garbage" 6th fresh in my mind for a rental this season as well.

I also agree with HBNYC that too many of these trades are rooted in the need to alleviate a "problem". The net effect is a team that's arguably worse AND worse off than the one with all the problems they were dying to get rid of.

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