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01-11-2013, 12:18 PM
Huntershin Karuk
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Originally Posted by The Saurus View Post
It's the price that Vancouver will have to pay to get one of the game's good young defenders in exchange for a contract that many in the media feel is an albatross.
And you don't think it's possible that Nonis, facing pressure from management, sees Gardiner as a necessary means to an end in order to make the best impression possible in his first season? Making the playoffs will gain him God-tier status, just like the Luongo trade did for us. He's going to be looking to make his mark on the franchise, like he did with the Canucks.

By the way, keep in mind that you're asking for a franchise goalie (contract notwithstanding), a young power forward we paid dearly to acquire and a first in a insanely deep draft for a sophomore who would be coming into the Western Conference essentially unproven. (I am aware he played briefly with Anaheim.)

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