Thread: Confirmed with Link: Evgeny Grachev traded to STL for pick #72
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06-25-2011, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Vitto79 View Post
To be honest if it was a battle between Hagelin and Grachev I would think Hagelin has the edge at making the team because he is a two way player

sucks to give up on Grachev. The Sangs trade was similar and that looks pretty good right now. So time will tell

Russians are just on the down slide. Filatov got a 3rd too

That's what I thought. I always thought Hagelin stands a better shot to make the NHL, though I was still hoping Grachev could develop into a Matteau-like tweener.

I guess the staff did not think he stands a chance to make it with Hagelin and Kreider ahead of him. Maybe they just thought he will never make it at all, regardless of the depth chart.

We essentially moved a #3 in 2008 for a #3 in 2011. Oh well, if we keep our hits (Stepan) and trade our misses (Grachev, Sangs), it's not bad asset management.

I actually argued for this (trading players when you soured on them, but before they lost all value) on two occasions on this board, and both times did not gather much support among others here.

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