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01-21-2011, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Trottier View Post
I think it returns a nice youngster and a one-dimensional finisher to exchange for a a key component of the team's proven advantange over competition (physical strength and proven, diversified depth down the middle) and an inexpensive and underappreciated support player who fits in well on his team (both on and off the ice, as evidenced by the recent HBO series; team dynamics matter, in real life).

Hence, I think while the "talent exchange" on paper may be close or even unattractive to some Blues fans, it is certainly lacking rationale from Pittsburgh's actual perspective and objectives (winning the Cup this season).
Boyes is not a one dimensional winger any longer. Now you're not going to hear him in talks for the Selke any time soon but he has rounded out his game considerably in his time here.

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