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08-05-2012, 01:20 PM
FF de Mars
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
If hypothetically we were to trade each of Plekanec, Markov, Gionta, Cole, Bourque, Gomez, Kaberle, then we would end up like Columbus and Edmonton; even if each individual trade was a win the total outcome would be a loss.

There will be difficult decisions for Bergevin at the deadline. He can't trade all the vets, but he'll have to trade some if we are to be a good team moving forward. It will be a complex multivariable optimization problem :-) He'll have to weigh the potential gains in cap space, draft picks, prospects versus losses in production moving forward.

FWIW, I would rather trade Desharnais for a 2nd than Plekanec for a 1st.
You're missing variables. There's a chance your strategy backfires.

I'd rather have my team grow toghether in a winning environment. You're playing with fire. If Bergevin adopts your plan, a couple of the guys we want to keep might want out and we lose the chance to sign a big UFA next season too because nobody likes playing on a loosing team and the UFAs want something proven.

We already have great prospects coming along and a competitive team. Why ruin it playing dices at the casino ? It could spiral us down to hell.

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