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09-29-2012, 09:22 AM
Marco Esquandolas
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Originally Posted by ponder View Post
Never really got a shot in St. Louis because of his poor defensive play, too many mistakes like this one:

Columbus is a good place for him though, they'll excuse the mistakes due to the offence he brings, and maybe he'll round out his game once he gets more NHL experience.
Nikitin-Tyutin were one of the better pairings in the NHL last season IMO

Garnet Exelby and Colin Stuart to the Leafs for Pavel Kubina and Tim Stapleton was a pretty underrated trade for the Thrashers.

Also I thought grabbing John-Michael Liles for a 2012 2nd (Mike Winther, 54th overall) is one of the best trades Brian Burke has made with the Leafs, but usually you only hear about the 'bigger' deals like Phaneuf, Lupul/Gardiner, Colborne/1st, etc.... Liles is one of the Leafs most involved in the community, a quality veteran leader in a young locker room and was having a great season up until his injury.

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