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03-23-2012, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by cjbhab View Post
ribeiro for JN was plain stupid.

Ribeiro was one of our leading scorers making 1.8M at the time.. where JN made 2.2 and wasn't even close to an impact player. In a cap world it made no sense.

Higgins, Mcdonagh and company for Gomez is completely stupid.. and everyone on this board knew it the moment the trade happened.. I remember being livid that day.

Why didn't gainey use his head?

The only good thing Gainey did for me was bring in Kovalev for Balej and a 3rd.
But he did something good! Going back to the Serge Savard era every GM save one has made a deal that you can say we were clear cut winners on. Savard has a couple - Kordic and a sixth for Courtnall. Richer and Chorske for Muller and Melanson. Corson, Vujtek and Gilchrist for Damphousse and a fourth. Andre Savard had a short tenure, but he still managed to move a limping Linden, Zubrus and a second for Zednik, Bulis and a first (Perezhogin). Gainey has the Kovalev trade, the gorges trade and the Huet trade. Gautheir has the Gill for a second and a feel-good story. But Houle?

Best trade was either Malahkov to the Devils (which we didn't outright win, but was better for us long term with the younger guy) and the Thibault trade (which again wasn't an outright win so much as not an absolute disaster).

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