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05-11-2012, 12:01 PM
Ranger Angst
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Originally Posted by clmetsfan View Post
And to compound the absurdity of the trade is that even if McDonagh busted, we still got a generally useful player in addition to him with Chris Higgins. He didn't score with us, but he was at least a responsible penalty killing forward. Had McDonagh never seen a game in the NHL we STILL would have been huge winners in that deal.
And Higgins gave us Prust, while the $$$ saved on Gomez allowed us to sign Gaborik. Amazing trade. I know McGuire isn't the most popular person on these boards , but I remember listening to him after this trade & he was trying to be respectful of the trade
but basically said the HAbs blew this big time. This trade defined the upcoming years for both franchises. What a trade can do !!!!

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