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02-17-2012, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by MasterDecoy View Post
you're not gonna convince lafleur's guy that there is any other way to build a franchise.

you can't build a successful franchise with only kids, you need veterans. no two ways about it.

and where did this "trade them while their value is high" ******** comes from anyways? chara should probably be traded since he's old and his value is high. and that's not even talking about the hole they leave in the organization and the above average chance that the POSSIBLY late first round you get for cole busts and the high chance he never gets as good as cole.

besides, teams don't trade players when their value is high unless they are pending UFAs or in the rare case of a goligoski for neal type-trade, a sideways move to fill hole in the lineup.
I don't disagree with this. I'm not saying we trade everyone. But to close your eyes and ears to offers involving Cole is silly. We should look at dealing away at least one of our better vets for picks and prospects. It doesn't have to be all of them, we just need to do more of this.

The Gill trade was a good one and we'll try to get more for more of our spare parts. That's all good. But we should also think about dealing off a Pleks, Cole, Kosti etc... that's where the better returns are.
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Originally Posted by MasterDecoy View Post
and where did this "trade them while their value is high" ******** comes from anyways? chara should probably be traded since he's old and his value is high. and that's not even talking about the hole they leave in the organization and the above average chance that the POSSIBLY late first round you get for cole busts and the high chance he never gets as good as cole.
Yeah, what a crazy idea. We should just bench our players and drive their value into the ground before we trade them. Oh look, we're doing that now with Kosti anyway... Good job!

As for Chara... the Bruins actually have a shot at a cup this year man. We don't. If you don't understand this then I don't know what to tell you.
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besides, teams don't trade players when their value is high unless they are pending UFAs or in the rare case of a goligoski for neal type-trade, a sideways move to fill hole in the lineup.
Again, this is BS and even if it wasn't it still doesn't negate it as a good idea.

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