Eklund trade rumour thread v4.0: 'Dude where's my trade' edition
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02-23-2011, 07:16 PM
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Another great claim from another self-appointed righteous pseudo-pragmatist.
The assets that would be traded are Gomez-Kristo-Weber-1st, nothing else. Gomez would've played almost two full season + playoffs with us, that's what you paid McDonaugh and Valentenko for. Not for Richards.
If you want to live in a fantasy world where keen asset management trumps the reality of
, then you're welcome to do just that, but you also have to realize how ridiculous it makes you look.
Their NEEDS are on defense. They have no depth at that position. ZERO. What they do have is 5 pending UFA's, (a 36 year old, signed Spacek) and two guys coming off serious knee surgery. That's why Nash is the 1st call up, and a 5th rd pick is traded for Paul Mara.
Have they replaced any of the depth on defense they've lost this season and through trades? Nope. Will trading another NHL ready defenseman and a 1st rd pick who they'd probably use to draft another defenseman, help? Nope.
So if the bright idea is to trade more 4 - 5 pieces for a UFA who probably won't re-sign in a city he probably won't have his NTC to come to anyway, that is a brave way to go.
This is a move the Bruins or Kings should make because they have the cap, they can survive parting with 4 - 5 pieces, and not miss a beat. The Canadiens' are not in that position.
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