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06-30-2011, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by larek View Post
it was a real bad trade that turned even worse when McDonagh played as well as he did in his first NHL season--- thats plain to see
Gomez is going to have to rebound big time to make this sorry -ugly transaction look a bit better- will that happen? i wouldnt bet much on it-
just wanted to add- Gainey made some brutal moves as HABS GM- Gomez was dead weight the day he was aquired
O'Byrne also had a terrific rookie season (+9 in 37 games) only to fail so much afterwards. Let's talk of McDonagh in a year or two from now. I can name you a ton of Dmen who had similar rookie season that McD had only to fall into relative obscurity afterwards.

For now, all NY got was a washed-up Higgins who didn't last long, and a rookie who is doing fairly well for now.

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