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12-09-2010, 03:36 PM
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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.
Thats wrong. It was/is pretty evident that Gio and Stralman were battling for the same spot on the team (offensive dman). Gio won the spot we kept him and moved Stralman. If we didn't move one of them we would have lost one of them for nothing. Its pretty obvious that we kept the right player. Sutter did not waste an asset. It was a good move to bring in competition and clear cap space in one trade. He allowed the players to dictate who would and wouldn't make the team and then turned the player who lost out into a draft pick. It was good asset management. We were not going to get rid of Pardy and keep both Gio and Stralman. The only guy who could have pushed Pardy off the roster last year was Pelech.

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