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07-06-2012, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by gopreds19 View Post
More people were saying that you don't make the team worse during a cup run. This argument makes two false assumptions:

1. That we would have been worse - The return for Suter would have been a conglomerate of players, prospects, and picks that would have perhaps made us marginally worse defensively, but would have made us stronger in other areas not only for the "cup run", but for the coming years.

2. That we were in a cup run - That could be said for virtually any playoff team. It's a crapshoot once the playoffs start. Who would have thought the 8 seed who barely even made the playoffs would have gone all the way?
1. Isn't that a possibly false assumption in itself? We could have traded Ryan Suter for several duds.

2. Then what's the big deal? We're very likely to make the playoffs this year, and if it's a total crapshoot - then our likelihood of winning a cup is exactly the same with Suter, without Suter, or with prospects gleaned from a Suter trade.

There's no guarantees. You roll the dice - sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.

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