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12-13-2011, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Teufelsdreck View Post
Although the story comes from an infallible authority, The Hockey News, the only iota of plausibility is that acquiring Lecavalier might help tranquilize the Bertrand Raymond and Réjean Tremblay beasties. However, I don't think Gainey's ability to assess hockey talent (despite the Gomez trade) is THAT atrocious. Not after his trading Balej for Kovalev and Craig Rivet for Gorges and Pacioretty.
In the Kovalev deal he offered a choice of Balej, Hossa or Plekanec so he got kind of lucky on that one. And I have to admit Gorges was a nice find but we didn't receive Patches in that deal, we got a first. Pacioretty is Timmin's guy.

Edit: I'll give him credit for always beliving in Price tough.

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