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03-07-2011, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Blueblood 2 View Post
GM Joe not only lost him for nothing, he gave up having whoever he acquired by trade, from playing as well. Huge rookie mistake, Joe!
http://www.tampabay.com/sports/hocke...cle1131385.ece

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The deal sent the center and goaltender Johan Holmqvist to the Stars for goalie Mike Smith, forwards Jussi Jokinen and Jeff Halpern and a 2009 fourth-round draft pick.

{and by the end of it all...}

So, what did the Lightning reap from the trade? Smith; Purcell, who is a solid wing; and prospect Beukeboom. (later used in the Brewer trade)
Stars really didn't give up that much to get Richards. And it's not like the past 4 seasons were worth nothing. I remember thinking we could have put together a better offer back then. Granted Jokinen was looking pretty good back then. But that was the year we signed Drury and Gomez so Shanahan-Richards-Jagr would have been crazy delicious! or Dubi-Richards-Jagr, Straka-Richards-Jagr. take your pick.

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