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07-25-2012, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Bobby Ryan Getzlaf View Post
I disagree with the last line, they absolutely hosed them. Schenn will probably never be a Mike Richards and Simmonds is a pretty decent second liner, but he's replaceable. Whenever you get the best player in the deal, you're probably winning at some level, and anytime you trade two lesser forwards for a high-end one, yeah, I'd say you're winning big time.
Then I guess we disagree on that count. I don't really buy into the concept of winning or losing a trade, most of the time anyway. In my opinion, Philadelphia is ahead of where they were, and that trade was a big part of it. The issues they have on their team are in a completely different area, namely goaltending and their blue line.

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