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10-02-2012, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by blinkman360 View Post
Dubinsky is a long way off from becoming Michael Peca. And I get that the options were limited, but they didn't HAVE to trade him. If they didn't like the returns, they could have forced him to stay until he decided to expand the list of teams he would be willing to go to. After a certain point I'm sure he would have caved. That is assuming he wanted out of Columbus as badly as it seems he did.
That wouldn't have been fair to the guy, especially considering that we did ultimately get 90% of what we wanted. Getting a game-breaker back was a happy ideal, not the end-all be-all.

It's just that folks keep remembering the names Chris Kreider and Logan Couture and start going "herp derp burr columbus fail lol"

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Originally Posted by SLAPSHOT723 View Post
Dubinsky was an awful centerpiece for a player like Nash. He's not that good.
What makes you think he was a centerpiece? What makes you think there was a centerpiece at all?

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Originally Posted by Whydidijoin View Post
Lebda is negative value.
Random fun fact: Lebda, while he was here, actually looked like a highly competent bottom-pairing blueliner, moreso than some of the other guys we were obliged to play (*cough*cough*aaronjohnson*cough*). Which suggests that depending on the blueline style, he might actually be useful somewhere.

He could still theoretically be useful here, only we wanted a bottom slot for the kids, and a quality mentor for them (hence, Aucoin - who's an upgrade regardless).

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