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07-26-2011, 12:05 PM
Psycho Papa Joe
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Originally Posted by tjcurrie View Post
The biggest factor there would be if they still would have moved or not. None of us were on the inside so it's difficult to know for sure.

If they stayed: They definitely still would have been a contender. They wouldn't have been able to trade for Roy so they would have had to go another route. Maybe they sign Ed Belfour in '97 over my Stars ( unlikely ) and then the Stars don't win their Cup ? Who knows. But they still would have needed to go after a quality goaltender.

If they still moved: They likely still trade for Roy and definitely win Cups.
Actually reminds me of the fact Roy wasn't too far away from free agency eligibility back in 95. Chances are if he's dealt to a team other than the Av's, he would eventually sign in Colorado with his old buddy Pierre Lacroix.

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