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01-10-2012, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by MJN79 View Post
I agree with you but lets play devil's advocate and say Campoli gets injured again close to deadline, we get nothing in return. With the Habs string of bad luck, its a very possible situation
yes, Campoli could have gotten injured btw now and the deadline, leaving us with nothing... but was that "risk" really worth not hanging on another 2-3 weeks to see just how much the market heated up?

dmen, especially UFA-to-be dmen are always overvalued at the deadline, and despite Campoli's struggles with us, his career track record makes him exactly the kind of guy that a GM looking to improve his defense for a playoff/cup run would rationalize as a "much better fit with us".

Originally Posted by Andy View Post
That's assuming that Campoli stays in the lineup and actually is able to gain some value.
Lapierre didn't gain any value from the time we traded him in late december till the time the ducks traded him in late february.

all that happened is that the trade deadline got closer, thus, as ALWAYS, teams got more desperate and more willing to up the anty in terms of draft picks.

it happens so consistently, every single year, that one would have to be purposely ignoring the fact that players become more "valuable" in the eyes of playoff hungry GM's in late february.

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