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06-30-2011, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by habsjunkie2 View Post
They came here for the money, period. Scott Gomez played no roll in it, sure it probably made Gio feel a little more comfortable, but it was about, Showing me the money.
That is as much speculation as my argument. Although mine has over 15 years of evidence behind it.

Originally Posted by habsjunkie2 View Post
Aw the old tax argument, millionaires have much trouble sheltering money, don't they?
Probably not, but at the end of the day, you still come out better off in a place with less taxes (particularly in the US where mortgage payments are tax deductible) than you are in the highest taxed province / state in North America.

Originally Posted by habsjunkie2 View Post
Name 2 trades worse? We haven't even seen the end of it this debacle yet. To think we gave up McDonach, Higgins, and Valentenko for a downgrade at center along with an additional 4million dollar cap hit. This trade ranks up there with the worst of them.
Well I'll assume the Roy deal is first, so (in no particular order):

- Ribs
- Carbonneau
- Turgeon (when he was traded away)
- John Leclair, Desjardins
- Chris Chelios (ignoring Savard's name recognition)

And that's just off the top of my head.

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