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06-24-2012, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by GKJ View Post
He shouldn't regret making the trade for Pronger, he should regret the fact he thought his job was done after making it. It would have been worse of he didn't have to fire Stevens (which should have happened after 2009), and got outright lucky trading for Leino. He devalued the result of his own trade by not having a third pairing defense or a valid second/replacement goaltender should/if/when Emery went down, and all those minutes Pronger had to eat affected him for two summers and then into the concussion. He sold out for Pronger, and didn't protect the asset.

None of that makes the Pronger trade a "bust", though.

The trade did exactly what it was supposed to do. It allowed us to contend for the Cup and strongly increased our chances of winning.

But if you were expecting the trade to guarantee us a Stanley Cup win-- then the problem here lies with you.

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