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08-09-2012, 05:48 PM
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Bennett Brauer
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Originally Posted by Von Malkin View Post
Staal screwed the pens when he made it known he wouldn't play for any team except Carolina. That pretty much prevented shero from trading with 28 of the teams. It wasn't Sheros fault; Rutherford could have just waited until next year to sign staal as a ufa. In a perfect world, we would have received a lot more trading staal. I just think people are frustrated with shero, we donated michalek to clear up space to sign no one, lost out on the Parise sweepstakes and the team is worse than last years team. Not all of this was his fault.

I'm not bashing Shero..,
I know, I agree with you, the Michalek trade was a head scratcher, I think he is a better defenseman than Paul Martin, but with that return he got, you have to wonder (like others have said) if he requested a trade or wanted to go back to Phoenix and Shero respected his request. And even though we didn't get a great return for Michalek, I can see Ruopp being a solid replacement for Engelland, and Sundqvist has potential.

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