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12-09-2010, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by MVW View Post
I was never a fan of that trade, it was common knowledge that Stuart was most likely going to leave the following the year, and we didn't have money to overpay him to make him stay. Way too way high of a price to pay for a rental. Sutter did do well getting assets for Primeau however, and then he flushed them down the toilet trading away Stralman.

If you break it down, we gave up Kobasew and Ference for 2 months of Stuart (and we were not a contender back then, I also think that makes a difference) and Primeau. Kobasew and Ference are not allstars, but we could of got way more than we did for those 2 guys in a package.
that is far from a high price to pay for a rental... look at the deadline every year, the most sought after guys cost an arm and a leg... and in that season it was Stuart... it was believed no one was going to land Stuart without giving up a 1st rounder... and we managed to do it without giving up a single pick... i fail to see how this was a bad trade in any way at all

Primeau & the 3rd for Kobasew was good value...
Stuart for Ference is lopsided in our favor pending UFA or not

and if you are giung to bring up 'flushing' Stralman you need to recogize drafting TJ Brodie with the 3rd in the original deal... and drafting Max Reinhart (who looks very promising at this point in time) in the deal moving Stralman... also you can't ignire the talk that Stralman was going to run to the KHL if he wasn't in the NHL

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