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01-21-2013, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by PocketNines View Post
Our offer was Brind'Amour, Curtis Joseph and two 2d round draft picks. This was easily sufficient payment for Shanahan, who averaged as a forward the same 50 pts/yr that Stevens was putting up on defense when this whole thing went down. It was the worst injustice of my sports lifetime. Totally corrupt situation.
The thing that hurt St. Louis in this deal as I recall was that the ridiculous contract that we gave Shanahan was very similar to Stevens. That didn't help matters any. Besides the package we offered for Shanahan was a supreme overpayment. Blues management screwed this up either way. Shanahan was one of my favorite players, but this was just a really dumb move for the compensation and payout. Shanahan had a 29 and a 30 goal season under his belt at the time. Yes he panned out, but how many players don't or get hurt?

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