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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!

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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