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02-11-2012, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by palindrom View Post
At the 2007 deadline Montreal traded Craig Rivet to San Jose for Josh Gorges + a 1st (who become Pacioretty).

As Montreal finished the season 1 point out of the playoff, we can assume this trade cost us a playoff participation.

At the same time it was a required overpayment by San Jose required in order to convince a team fighting for the playoff to give up an asset.

Of course the canadiens got ''lucky'' to get a Pacioretty out of the 22th draft pick. If SJ had made another round of playoff in 2007, the first choice they traded could have been somewhere between the 27-30

So if we go back to the past, do you still made that trade if we take for granted it cost us the playoff, Gorges become Gorges, but we replace Pacioretty for an average late draft pick lotery ticket.

Ok well first of all, there is no proof that it cost the habs the playoff spot. Also, even if the trade is not made AND they do make it into the playoffs. How do you know they dont get smashed in the first round?

so you have Rivet and 2 Playoff home games VS Patches and Gorges. The correct move was made at the time. Same goes for this year, if teams who are "real" contenders are foaming at the mouth to get Gill and Moen, you give them up to help yourself down the line. Its called asset management.

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