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DAL trades Ott/Pardy to BUF for Roy
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07-02-2012, 05:37 PM
Join Date: Nov 2006
This is a great day for the Stars.
These are interesting times. This deal is part and parcel with the Ribeiro trade, they have to viewed in concert with each other. The larger plan is coming into focus.
If Joe's idea of turnover was just trading Ribeiro it would've been a failure. By sending Ott away he's proving that he's serious about remaking the team.
We got the best player in the deal which is always important. Roy will be able to pick up most of the slack that Ribs leaves behind and there's the potential to extend him and have him be a useful player for longer if he succeeds. What Nieuwendyk almost did is just put Ribs in a time machine and shave off a couple of years. While managing to dump the useless Pardy and adding Eakin/Shore for the future. That's pretty close to genius. Right now this feels like the 2nd best deal he's made as GM after getting Kari.
My favorite player is gone and my least favorite player is gone. I suppose that's fair.
No more yapping, no more diving, no more parade to the penalty box. Beautiful.
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