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10-19-2011, 12:11 AM
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Ok and what moves would of been better then?
Again, you sound like a Leaf fan trying to justify the signing of Jason Blake. Open your eyes man and think objectively.
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I mean you're pretty quick to criticize but tell me, what were the better options available at the time?
We could have kept the guys we had, we could've rebuilt, we could've tried to trade for somebody else... McD was a good asset that we gave away for a headache that has haunted us ever since. No matter how you slice it, the trade was a dumb, dumb move.

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Take the hit and have a full rebuilding year, hope to get a shot at a top 3 pick, what?
If we wanted to go that route, we should've traded our vets. And alternatively (if you we were inexplicably dead set against rebuilding) we still could've signed them for one more year and if we weren't going to make the playoffs we could've traded them then or maybe other players would've been available...

What you DON'T do is trade away an asset like McD for absolutely no reason to get a guy the Rangers couldn't wait to be rid of.
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Not sure if you're new but Montreal fans and full rebuilding plans don't mesh well heh and no GM is going to risk their job on such.
Yeah, because those moves really saved Gainey's butt. And boy, did it ever set us up with a successful group of forwards.

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