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10-30-2010, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by JLHockeyKnight View Post
If that's the case, then they killed 2 birds with 1 stone by dealing Upshall. Fixed an immediate problem and a problem in the off-season by losing him to Free Agency.

And from Holmgren's track record, your last statement is probably wrong.
I agree, but I also don't think Homer was thinking about the next year at the time.. they had a severe cap problem at the deadline after Briere came back. They had lost Metro and Vaananen, and that hadn't even solved what was going on. And whether they valued Carcillo or not, he certainly isn't worth Upshall AND a 2nd... they would have been able to get a pick(s) for Upshall a few months later... and Upshall would have helped that team more than Carcillo the rest of the way that year.

Trade still pisses me off. Dealing Upshall for cap space made sense (unfortunate that it was a self-inflicted wound), but then get some damn cap space out of the deal. Same damn thing happened with Gagne this summer and Walker... don't get a guy back!

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