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12-21-2012, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Ivan13 View Post
You wouldn't trade a career AHLer for a decent 3rd pairing NHL d-man? Dear God the Hunwick hate is really spinning out of control.

And as Lonewolfe said the Liles trade was a bad one.
Considering where the team is now, yes, I would have kept Cohen instead of Liles.

The Liles trade was essentially giving up Liles and a 1st for Varlamov, which I consider to be acceptable. With those trades being 7 days apart, I'd like to believe Sherman had a plan. Sherman also thought that the D needed to get bigger, so he signed Hejda (same day as Varlamov trade) and O'Brien 2 weeks later. I'm not claiming that Sherman knew Hejda and SOB would sign, but there were some nice options on the market.

I agree that Cohen probably wouldn't have helped the team much (if at all), but Hunwick was horrible his first season here, and not much better the next year. I might be biased, but his mistakes on routine defensive plays far outweigh his rare spectacular offensive play.

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