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05-28-2012, 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Bobby Ryan Getzlaf View Post
I hope you aren't serious. That move had everything to do with the cap, as the Ducks were well over and he was the easiest guy to trade to clear that room. In no way was he dealt due to concerns over his play, he was our most consistent defenseman that year.

That defense we fielded in 07-08 might've been the best the NHL has ever seen in the modern era. It was absolutely ridiculous.
He was still offensively gifted but he was a bit of a liability defensively. The move was for cap, but they couldn't get anyone to send back a single useful player, he was brittle as hell, he sucked that year in Atlanta, and he was essentially out of the NHL the next year.

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