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10-28-2012, 01:35 PM
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Jason Lewis
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Originally Posted by Mattias View Post
I recall the Kingscast guys doing a offseason meeting with many journalists and the consensus between all of them was "Dean Lombardi got away with one there" regarding costing only Teubert and a first for Penner.

Is Klefbom looking like a bad pick?
Klefbom is going to be a good player.

But it's one of those give and take situations, it was a good hockey trade. We were in a more urgent 'win now' mode, and as much as Penner was maligned for his overall performance, he was super instrumental in the post-season.

Edmonton is certainly in a rebuild mode, especially in need of defenseman, and Teubert/Klefbom really wasn't a whole lot for us to give up, but it's a lot for them to gain. Vice versa a big top-six power power forward was a lot to gain for us, and we lost very little giving up Teubert and a 1st considering how many defensive prospects we have.

All in all it was, and still is a solid trade for both teams. I hate when media tries to put it on some sort of winning-losing spectrum.

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