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11-10-2010, 02:41 PM
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Cartsiephan*
 
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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

Gagne
2nd

for

Meszaros
Walker
4th

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).
I agree with this in theory, but if Meszaros is a 3rd pairing guy one this team making $4mill and Walker is a $1.7mill hit in the press box(healthy), it still makes me wonder. But I have liked more and more what Meszaros has been able to bring and also as many potential turnovers O'Donnell gives up his presence during a playoff run will be great to see.

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