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01-09-2013, 02:40 PM
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The trade was a "second best" solution, in light of the fact Melnyk wanted to save money.

Just because we have some nice young forwards doesn't mean we should have traded an established 2nd line forward for a bottom-pairing dman, especially when we could have kept Foligno, dumped Daugavins, and filled the need for another dman through UFA.

But sure, convince yourself that the trade was the best option we had to improve the team. It wasn't, but it made sense from a dollars perspective. Very simple.
If you think Foligno is an established 2nd liner, and Methot is a bottom pairing dman, then yeah the deal looks awful.

If you think of Foligno as a 3rd line center, and Methot as a # 2-3 dman, it looks great.

The reality probably lies somewhere in between; good to ok value for both teams.

The problem is, you can't rely on signing a ufa dman. If you do, it can come back and bit you when no one decides to sign with you. Trading Foligno for Methot may not have been the best option, but it was one of the safer ones.

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