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01-24-2012, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by WILDhockeyfan View Post
It makes me chuckle every time I think about how so many people were saying Columbus is a low seed playoff bound team when they traded for Carter. I never understood why they would trade for a player like him. Why not trade for a play making center? They should've been the one to get Richards, not Carter.
The Carter trade was the perfect example of why some teams get stuck in 1st gear.

Columbus has surely blown a lot of drafts. But they wouldn't have blown drafting Couturier at #8. Johansen-Couturier would have been a sweet, sweet 1-2 for a decade. And Columbus could have just dealt one of Voracek, Brassard, or Vermette for a Dman this off-season.

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