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10-07-2003, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by elphy101
I have to disagree. I think you should at trades based totally on results.

The Oilers got Hemsky as a result of that trade, Boston got Morrison.

The NHL is based on results. Hemsky was a result of that trade. I agree different teams would have picked different players, but the Oilers ended up with Hemsky because of the Guerin trade. It's as simple as that in my opinion.
I agree, and like I said, the results can't be ignored. One problem comes in, though, when you look at the possibility that the Oilers could have gotten Hemsky without doing the trade. It's not as concrete as saying the Oilers got Hemsky in that trade. They got a draft pick, and at the time of their pick, took Hemsky. He may very well have still been available if the Oilers hadn't switched picks.

But it's all basically the same thing. You're right, though - when we look back now, the results are the important thing.

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