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06-18-2012, 07:07 PM
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Statistically, Stastny-for-Roy may be a wash but if there's merit to the premise that each player has grown stale playing for only 1 team in their career - and if Regier is still sensitive about chemistry issues that may exist on his roster - replacing Roy for a comparable player, even in a lateral move, has to be considered a small positive. The distraction that the Roy-Ruff relationship looks on the verge of becoming can't be a good way to start a new season.
You nailed it on both counts. And by "duping" other GMs (Mike Smith in the Gilmour&Dumont-for-Grosek deal; Mike Barnett in the Briere-for-Gratton; and Mike Gillis in the Hodgson-for-Kassian swap), he no doubt has a hesitation to make any trade that isn't a landslide win in his favor.
i agree... while stastny/roy is a lateral move in terms of skill... it would still be a refreshing change to the core... and would buy us a year to "figure things out" down the middle
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