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02-22-2011, 10:25 AM
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THat's the funny thing about all of this. Dulz will bring up and rip Poile for the Forsberg trade at EVERY SINGLE opportunity because we gave up a good third liner\average second liner and a bust defensive prospect for a guy that came in and scored 15 points in 17 games, gave the team instant credibility, and outperformed most of the other "invested" veterans in his short time here. Somehow the Hossa trade is brilliant, but the Forsberg deal was a farce.
Actually, I have a long said that I felt the Forsberg trade was mainly Leipold's doing.
The results of rentals are measured in playoff success. That's why the Hossa trade worked and the Forsberg trade didn't.
In terms of us not knowing what Poile has tried... "trying" doesn't really matter in my book; results do. It's pointless to speculate on what Poile has tried.
As I've always said, I think Poile is a decent GM for building a solid foundation. But, I also think there are reason his teams have plateaued in his 27 years as an NHL General Manager. His inability / unwillingness to pull off trades like the Neal trade is one of them.
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