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11-10-2010, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by IrishSniper87 View Post
I'm fairly convinced that the Gagne trade was actually a 2-part trade where it was actually




On the surface that looks AWFUL. However, we get the youngest player in the deal, and if Meszaros can turn it around, he could be a valuable asset the next few seasons where as it already looks like Gagne's career is almost over.

I'm NOT saying I'm happy with the trade at all, but it might not be as awful as people on this board generally think. Down the road, Meszaros is in his prime, Gagne is done, and the chances of either pick being anything special (the percentage of finding NHL players in the draft drops quickly after the first round).
Gagne was clearly discussed earlier on, but at the time was refusing to waive his NTC... so it would be relatively amazing if Yzerman cut any sort of two-part deal.

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