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06-17-2010, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by natey2k4 View Post
I think this was poor asset management. Like the "experts" on TV are saying, I believe the trade was made far too early. Why not wait till draft day and try to nab a draft pick in the package since we're short one?

Also, trading Halak before we sign Price is a horrible decision. This will allow Price to "drive up his market" since we have no other option.
1) Whenever you trade a 9th rounder for a 13th overall pick (that is panning out) and a 3rd round pick, you've done good asset management. The fact Halak even played 1 NHL game is incredible.

2) Trading now let's the Habs brass know what they have before the draft. Wait too long and maybe the offer is off the table.

3) Sign Price before and then teams know you are dealing Halak, therefore lowering his value. It's a double-edged sword.

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