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06-22-2012, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by hototogisu View Post
Isn't Holmgren the guy who traded two core forwards of his team and watched them go on to win the Cup somewhere else? And then saw his new team get disposed of easily in the second round?

I can only imagine the reaction here if Gauthier (or Bergevin, or anyone) traded Pacioretty and Subban to another team, and that team went on to win the Cup. I'm sure people would be calling him a "heck of a GM" like Holmgren.
He traded them because they could not win in Philly - as opposed to hanging on to assets too long and getting nothing in return for them.

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