Most Ironic Trades Ever
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10-13-2012, 08:03 PM
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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.
They wouldn't have traded 2 of their best players if they thought they were better off with them than without them. The fact that the same 2 players ended up on the same team and won the cup the very next year is the definition of ironic.
Irony - an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.
I don't think the Flyers expected both players to accomplish the goal they were trying to accomplish the year after they traded them. Otherwise they would have kept them and accomplished it themselves.
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