Thread: Other: Most Ironic Trades Ever
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10-13-2012, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by TieClark View Post
Well you have to assume a contender that trades 2 of their best players believes they aren't going to win with those players... so yeah it's pretty ironic
Depends, did they really say Richards and Carter aren't capable of winning the Cup? From Philly's perspective, I always saw the trade as Richards and Carter being exceptional players who could lead teams to Cups, just not that team. The locker room problems were too big to ignore. They could be contenders with them and still have some locker room tension, or they could be contenders without them and without locker room tension. It doesn't make sense for a GM to think two players can't win a Cup when they were 2 games away from doing so just a season prior.
Using the second reasoning, that isn't exactly irony either.

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