Thread: Rumor: Beauchemin to SJ
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01-03-2011, 09:09 PM
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Bell is at the head of the class, but I agree.
Bell at least had the advantages that 1) it was a trade that made sense at the time (and most people lauded it for the fact that Bell should've been a good fit, evne if some people would've rather had Havlat), 2) Bell was not expected to take the career nosedive that he did, 3) and he didn't cost a whole lot to acquire (mid/low pair d-man in Preissing and career AHLer Hennessy). Plus yes he was forced on the Leafs with Toskala in exchange for what became the Couture pick after another trade (although the question becomes what better assets the Sharks could've made out with had they not added the negative value of Bell to that trade)

Wallin was a stupid move at the time that looks stupider now. It's worse. He cost a 2nd in a good draft for a broken down and hurt d-man that couldn't even return to be a shadow of what he once was, never mind that "what he once was" was never anything special in the first place.

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