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07-06-2010, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by DUHockey9 View Post
Again, several of us would ask, does that mean every trade since 1975 was a drastic failure?
No, but that trade was explicitly about putting us over the hump to win a Cup. You do not trade for a mid 30s defenseman and sell out a slew of young talent (Sbisa and the picks) just to get a player. If we'd traded for Jay Bo or something, it would be different... but the Pronger trade was about one thing, and one thing only: winning a Stanley Cup.

To ignore that is to ignore why the trade was made, and what the stakes of that trade are.

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