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01-14-2013, 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by CaptainCally View Post
Why did Carolina add two picks? You trade for a goon (punching bag IMO) and you added two picks AND a player for him... what the hell? Am I the only one who thinks that it was on overpayment? Stewart should've been enough. 7th tops, not a 6th and a 4th rounder for Westgarth... bad trade.
*sigh*

This:

"- Hurricanes gave the Kings a pick to TAKE Stewart, thus clearing a roster spot and salary which were both pure deadweight as it was.
- Hurricanes gave the Kings a pick for Westgarth, who they specifically wanted for more than hockey reasons, but who also fills a role we needed filled."

Was five posts above yours.

Stewart-for-Westgarth would not have happened. That's a stupid trade for the Kings, who will almost certainly waive Stewart soon. The point of the picks was to facilitate Stewart's release and THEN allow for Westgarth to be dealt.

I don't think some people here realize just how useless Stewart was for us. He wasn't just bad, he was blocking us from making other roster moves. He had cleared waivers already. At some point you have to pay a team just to get him out the door.

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