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11-10-2003, 06:00 AM
Join Date: May 2003
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Off topic: What a brutal trade the Blues made in dumping Van Ryn. Looked dumb at the time and now it looks ridiculous.
It was a bad trade. I think Pleau was counting on a little more out of Bure, hoping he would return from injury sooner and chemistry w/ Weight. Neither happened and the Blues dumped Bure...
VAn ryn was a good prospect, but fell out of favor (rightly or wrongly w/Q) He has been passed on the depth chart by Backman and Walker).
In the end the Blues took a risk and wound up losers, (We do get a 5th rounder in the next draft - due to not keeping Bure)...
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