Trading Rivet cost us a playoff spot in 2007, would you still make the trade?
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02-11-2012, 01:50 PM
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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 trading Rivet for future asset instead of trading Rivet+ for a short term D upgrade cost us the playoff. (Losing Rivet mean more ice time to Janne Niinimaa, Niinimaa was -5 over the 10 games he played after the trade (1 assist).) (Seller vs Buyer)
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.
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.
Edit: I modified this post express more clearly my initial intention. And remove a mistake i made about the draft order.
I think NOT trading Souray for assets was a way worst mistake than trading Rivet, which was nopt a diffrence maker, anyway.
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