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11-04-2011, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by HCH View Post
I can almost understand some posters defending Gainey's decisions at the time he made them. But with the benefit of hindsight those that still insist that the team made the right move by losing Koivu then trading McDonagh, Higgins and Valentenko to add Gomez baffles me.
I agree. I mean Gainey made a very risky decision that didn't pan out. It happens... Gomez could have returned to form and pull a Brad Richards, becoming a 60 to 80 pt scorer with McDonagh being just an average prospect.

Sadly Gomez turned out even worse than expected by the most pessimistic and McDonagh turns out to be just as good or better than most would have thought.

With hindsight this move is indefensible, definitely. If Gainey knew I'm 100% sure he'd do something else.

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