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04-23-2011, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by E = CH² View Post
Whatever, let's keep throwing away guys like SK for 1 day of horrible UFAs like Ellis and Boyd, or guys like McDo for 5 years of one of the most overpaid and underachieving player in the league. You guys will always be there to justify moves like this. Hope the habs management doesn't give themselves a pass like this and actively wonders why guys like SK were a problem with us and not with others and what they could have done better to make those guys produce with us, or at least what they could have done to get more in a trade for them.
The thing is, there's tons of players that are cast-offs from their team that end up succeeding elsewhere. Grabner, Santorelli, MacArthur, Purcell, Parenteau, B. Boyle, Moulson, Leino, Prust are guys that had fine years after being shipped out for little value or let go by their team. St. Louis, Boyes, D. Boyle, Sharp, Savard, Thomas, Laich, Peverley, Glenncross, Versteeg and many other guys have been lost as free agents or throw-ins by teams in past. This story is by no means unique to Montreal.

It's human nature to remember mistakes more vividly than successes. That's why every poker player can remember every single detail of his bad beats but has to think harder to recall his lucky hands (if he can at all). There's a lot of variables that go into developing players and sometimes a change in scenary allows a player to thrive for any number of reasons. That's a fact of life in the NHL and something that every GM lives with.

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