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11-03-2011, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by DPyro View Post
Not troll...but I'm curious how ducks fans feel about the trade now if Lupul keeps it up. Jake Gardiner looks like a gem.
I've always been a fan of Lupul so I'm just happy to see him do this good. I don't think Lupul would be anywhere close to his 14 points if he was playing with the Ducks though, only one player on the Ducks has more than 8 points as of now.

With Bobby Ryan here, he wasn't going to play on the top line and he wasn't successfull on the left wing in Anaheim. I don't think he'd be a fit on the left wing with Koivu and Selanne. And if Blake didn't get injured (which was impossible to know at the time of the trade), Lupul would have been on the 3rd line.

Meanwhile, Beauchemin is off a good start. Playing physical, blocking a lot of shots, eating minutes and so far has 4 points on the board. Right now I'm mostly bummed about losing Gardiner. Hopefully Schultz or Vatanen can pan out and become just as good.

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