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06-23-2012, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by gopreds19 View Post
Can't disagree more that Suter shouldn't have been moved before the deadline. Your assume that we would have "tanked" had we traded Suter, not made the playoffs, etc.

That is not the case. We would have made the playoffs regardless, and whatever asset(s) we would have gotten in return for Suter would have been there to help us not only during the playoff run, but also in the years to come.

And this whole "Cup run" you speak of wasn't as much of a "Cup run". Getting smoked in 5 games by a Phx team that got smoked in the next round isn't really that close. I'm just not that interested in mortgaging our future by letting Suter walk just so we can get trucked in Conference Semi's.
This is all with the benefit of hindsight.

We were all like "woohoo, Cup finals here we come" right up until Mike Smith decided to become Patrick Roy.

Trading possibly your best player in the year that you have probably your best shot at a Cup is absolutely the wrong move. You roll the dice, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.

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