The Out of Town Thread part XLVI All talk from around the league here
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01-09-2013, 05:14 PM
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Would that be a bad thing? The Leafs have some nice pieces going forward but would you rather have their prospect pool, or Edmonton's?
As good as Kessel can be, you can't build around him the way you could around Hamilton and Seguin. Would you trade Galchenyuk and Subban for Kessel?
I said right move, wrong time. Hence, I agree they should have rebuilt...
They traded valuable assets and got Kessel, a 35-40goal first line winger. We traded valuable assets and got Scott Gomez. At least they walked out with a consolation price... We got vomited on.
That's the kind of trade that can vault a good team into contender status, Brian Burke greatly over estimated what he had back in 2009 and that was his fatal mistake. Just about all of his other moves we're ok-to-great, would you agree?
How many homeruns did Gainey hit? Balej for Kovalev and Gorges+1st for Rivet are the only two good ones, compared to a couple REAL stinkers... Niinimaa for Ribeiro and Gomez for Mcdonaugh/Higgins stand out. I'd even go as far as to say trading our first in 2008 was almost as bad for us as Toronto trading theirs was, and this is BARELY ever mentioned here. The team had a banner year, and was considered a contender but in reality it largely overachieved and instead of drafting a quality player (rumor is, John Carlson was Timmins' guy) we got 1 year of Alex Tanguay. It's not the end of the world, but we essentially lost yet another valuable asset for sweet **** all.
Gauthier had an admirable trading reputation going until he acquired Kaberle and Bourque. His trading history is very... Bland.
Burke got Phaneuf (Top 4 D), Lupul (Top 6 fwd), and Gardiner (Top 4 D, maybe Top 2D) for left over pieces.
At least Burke had the gonads to pull off trades, and aside from one... He did pretty good, IMO.
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