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10-03-2012, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Top 6 Spaling View Post
Not as criticized anymore, but when Poile traded Franson+Lombardi for Lebda+4th, everyone (myself included) laughed at him. Now, Franson is struggling to stick on Toronto's 3rd pairing and Lombardi has little/no/negative value. Kind of a nothing for nothing deal. I'm not saying it was a great trade, but it wasn't as bad as the immediate reaction made it seem.
We actually signed rinne with the $7 mill we got back with that trade. It's kinda like our Joe Thornton trade except on a way smaller scale. People think Boston got reamed but then they turn around and sign Savard and Chara.

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