Thread: Confirmed with Link: Mathieu Carle traded to Ducks for Mark Mitera
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07-15-2011, 08:50 PM
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The list goes on. Maxwell was traded for Sopel and Dawes. Dawes and Sopel are not coming back. Lapierre was traded for Festerling and Festerling was given for Mcyntire. Bye bye Mcytinre. Last season, Montreal lost Lapierre and Maxwell for nothing.
These were good trades IMO.

Maxwell is a fringe NHL talent who had no role on the teams; for him we got an emergency defender in Sopel who helped us in the playoffs even if things didn't work out as we hoped; he was flawed but he did a decent job replacing Gorges. Dawes was a replacement, if not an upgrade for the Bulldogs, and his scoring helped our prospects get some good playoff experience.

The Lapierre trade was not a good one but he forced his way out, and Mcyntire also ended up being a big part of the Bulldogs success. Just because him and Dawes are gone doesn't mean they didn't contribute; they helped develop a winning culture in Hamilton that helped our prospects.

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