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06-29-2011, 09:12 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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Trading a star player to a division rival for Friesen and Shields = joke team . It's not like that 2003 cup team was a powerhouse and was ready to contend the next year. And he went to a star filled Avs team. Let's not pretend he went to Tampa Bay or Buffalo.
Friesen brought us Sykora, who ended up contributing more to the Ducks' playoff run than Kariya did.
And counting on David Aebischer to backstop you to a Cup ... THAT is a joke. I'd have rather bet on a scrappy Ducks team with Giguere.
Besides which, even if the Avs were a real contender at that point, I don't consider bandwagon jumping to try and coat-tail to a Cup a virtue to be lauded. It's like pulling a Lebron, just minus the media circus.
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