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01-27-2013, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by vadim sharifijanov View Post
to be fair, washington kept holding out hope for the 1/2 punch of bondra and jagr on the RW to work. when they finally gave up and put bondra on the market, this was what they got from a legit contender with all-stars up and down the roster and arguably the closest that franchise has ever come to a cup-worthy roster, a later run to the finals notwithstanding:

February 18, 2004: Traded to Ottawa by Washington for Brooks Laich and Ottawa's 2nd round choice (later traded to Colorado - Colorado selected Chris Durand) in 2005 Entry Draft, February 18, 2004.
Well, that was sort of the point. Bondra had a poor playoff reputation. When he finally was well past his prime and a team like Ottawa was desperate to get anything that could help he ended up with this stat line in the 2004 playoffs:

7 games 0 goals 0 assists -4

This was a 7 game series against Toronto. All I am saying is not so much that other teams didn't trade for them but even that their names were never even mentioned. How often were the names of Bondra or Palffy even brought up when talking about helping a team make a deep playoff run?

Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
I don't mind calling them decent point collectors. Compared to all-time greats and hall of famers, that's what they are. But Palffy was a much better point collector.

And it's not like you just "collect a point" on a goal that was going to be scored with or without you. Palffy was making those goals happen. In a league where 3 goals typically meant a win, that's very important.
On a per game basis he was. Palffy just didn't/couldn't last as long as Bondra for some reason

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