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06-26-2012, 04:19 PM
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Joey Hoser
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Originally Posted by Alflives View Post
Young defense men + inexperienced (poor) goalies = players traded. The return for the trade was (although JVR is a good player) the wrong piece. The young defense men will continue to underperform and regress in development until a true #1 goalie is in place. I feel too for Luke Schenn. The goalie circumstance in Philadelphia is not very good there either. He will continue to "appear" to struggle, while JVR will put up points in Toronto. On the surface, therefore, Toronto will look to have won the trade, when in reality it is only a function of poor goaltending. Burke is a smart guy, looking out for his interests. In any trade of Schenn, Burke was going to make certain Schenn went to a team with bad goalies, so that Schenn will continue to struggle. Hence, Burke appears to win the trade.

If Burke would have traded Schenn to Vancouver for Luongo, for example, Schenn would look a much better player, and move forward with his play. Burke would then look like he gave up too much for Luongo. Burke understands this "game" that is played in the trade market, and plays it often.
You started making sense, then you pulled out the tinfoil hat. You almost had me there.

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