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12-18-2012, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Wombat Legion View Post
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.
I've always had fleury as a backup I like vokuns style way more backstrom is always nice to have for a back up or a good goalie to trade in a deal for some players. Crosby and Malkin sweepstakes are still going

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