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10-13-2010, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by 2faded View Post
Is that what it costs to get lubo? Because we got him and it only cost us Whitney. A Whitney that sucked the whole season. Would you trade Kunitz and tangradi for Whitney now that we've seen him play for us? I certainly wouldn't and that landed us Vis so obviously it wouldn't have taken both of them.
The Whitney for Visnovsky trade was considered a bargain at the time. And the circumstances were totally different. Whitney has much more value to a team like Edmonton than he has to Vancouver for instance.

Was the Kunitz + Tangradi for Whitney trade bad? Sure was when you look at it now. But Whitney is a better defenseman than he was with the Ducks.

Whitney has a #1 role in Edmonton, Wisniewski has a #1 role with the Islanders, Christensen is the #1 or #2 center with the Rangers. Neither was a good fit here due to the system, but I'm not convinced Carlyle's system works at all anymore. The Ducks didn't exactly do well with Scotty, Pronger, Beauchemin, Pahlsson, Moen and Rob still on the team in 07/08 and 08/09 either, at least not in the regular season. This team was a sinking ship already before Murray took over. But if he and Carlyle can't turn things around pretty soon both should be fired imo.

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