[360 Connected] WESTERN Super League Trade Block Thread
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12-17-2012, 11:35 AM
Join Date: Sep 2012
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He didn't give fleury away very cheap. Backstrom-87, fleury -85. Already dropped 2 ratings points in 1 season and has 2 season left under contract. I doubt between this and next season fleury a rating will exceed that of backstrom, so a pretty good deal for Pittsburgh here
I agree this trade wasn't a steal by any means, but in my mind it was well worth it as Backstrom is entering the deterioration/retirement phase...and there is no way I was losing my starting goalie for nothing in return.
It's a small step backwards short term, but one I'm very pleased with considering the circumstances. Fleury is 7 years younger, not to mention 1.5M cheaper and 3 inches taller. I'm building for long-term success and feel I'm helping to accomplish that goal with this deal.
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