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10-03-2011, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Joetimo View Post
No it was a terrible move. Timing was wrong, no deal to get another top six, Lombardi is healthy and fisher isn't, and if franson was worth a 3.5 million dollar forward who may never play again what would he have been worth had we traded him straight up for a prospect of equal value. Now if we want to upgrade our offense, we will have to trade a better player and have less depth. You are undermining your own arguement.
We don't know if another deal was in place or not. Fisher's injury was known at the time he was acquired last year, that was no secret. If Lombardi plays the entire season and puts up 30-50 points, then and only then can you say it was a bad deal. My bet is he gets no more then 40 games in. We couldn't take the chance, pure and simple. Franson is going to be sitting in the press box more often then on the bench. Do you really think he had value in the market?

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