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06-23-2011, 11:23 PM
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Long Beach, NY
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We just did that with Horak+2+2 and before that with Sanguinetti for 2+6. I don't think the team is ready for more youth-for-age trades. We are not developed enough yet for that. You do that for your last needed asset, not to acquire the 3-4 additional assets the team needs.
Plus, those of us who were around for all the disastrous trades of Weight, Amonte, Marchant, 1995 first rounder, Norstrom, Karpovtsev, Zubov and Nedved for veterans still have a bitter taste in our mouth.
Many may have forgetten those years and what they eventually led to from 1998 to 2004, and many may not even be old enough to remember those days.
But youth-for-age never leads to good results. Just look at Toronto.
Stay the course, draft good players and acquire them in trades. Hopefully in a couple of years, the team will be close enough to contend where one or two youth-for-age trades may make sense.
Couldn't have said it any better. Trading away Zubov was the worst
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