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07-12-2012, 04:54 PM
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His value is down because of injuries -- that's bottom line. If he was closer to career norm, Sabres would have received far more. But he's not. Will he one back from injury, we don't know. Could be a great pickup but injury and another surgery diminishes his value. You can't argue that. I doubt he's tradeable if the surgery had been known.
On the plus side, he comes back in November playing at career levels and demand would huge at trade deadline. I think.
I think Both teams did well on deal. Unless Roy doesn't play this year for some reason. Highly unlikely. Sabres were not getting more based on Roy's play over last 1.5 seasons.
I was informed through Sabres fans that he has had a nagging shoulder issue (which was operated upon recently) since 2008. He still put up points up until his torn-quad issue during 2010-11. I understand the shoulder issue could've escalated to something worse whilst playing in a travel-heavy WC and due to age, but it looks like he still could've played on and been effective, albeit not to the extent that a healthy shoulder could've allowed.
To answer your question- I believe he still could've been traded. The Stars knew he had a shoulder issue, and I think sending him to surgery is an indication that they want him to be part of the franchise beyond this one year.
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