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10-17-2012, 02:07 PM
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slip
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Originally Posted by Layne Staley View Post
I would have rather seen Hasek forced to retire then to give in to his parameters for the trade.... We got Sloba Kozlov and a 1st that became Dan Paille for Hasek. We should have let him retire.
We got what we could at the time, which was (and always is) better than nothing.

The fact is Hasek forced Regier's hand, and since nobody wanted another Pecaesque situation -- especially the fans -- he cut his losses and moved on, which was the right decision.

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