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05-24-2010, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by MathMan View Post
Scouts do make mistakes, you know. Who do you think has the bigger ceiling: Subban, or McDonagh?

It's not obvious at all. Latendresse is stronger, much more physical, and has better hockey sense (something which is really keeping Pouliot from being all he can be BTW) and an excellent shot. More importantly, he's way ahead on results.

Yes, Pouliot is a faster skater, but the faster player is not always the best player, or the hardest-working.

I didn't think the Habs had such a shortage of first-round disappointments that they felt the need to import them from other teams.

Let's set something straight here. There's nothing intrinsically wrong with trading for Pouliot, so long as you don't overpay. There's also nothing intrinsically wrong with trading away Latendresse -- I don't agree, but if he doesn't fit, then fair enough so long as you get roughly equivalent value.

Giving up Latendresse for Pouliot was far too much however. Minnesota got the better of that trade by far. Montreal may have had good reasons to go after Pouliot, but they overpaid. They may have had good reasons to deal Latendresse, but they got too little in return. That's what makes it a bad trade.

They are calling Lats "BTE" on Wild blogs. That's for "Best Trade Ever".
Are you a montréal canadiens fan at all? All you seem to think about this team is that it's ******** and we will never win a cup anymore.

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