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01-30-2013, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by QuietCompany View Post
Why did we trade Liles? He was the only mobile dman we had other than EJ.

And all we got for him was a 2nd with a full year left on his contract. The Leafs got a 1st, Colborne, and I think another pick when they traded Kaberle at the deadline with a few months left on his contract. Kaberle's value at the time was a bit more than Liles but a 2nd...that's it?

I'm not gonna bother keeping up with line combo's tonight, just focus on a few #'s like Pirate's.
Simply because we wanted Hejda. Think of that whole deal as Hejda + 2nd for Liles. Still think we got the short end of the stick, but that was the reasoning.

Our defense wouldn't be nearly as bad with him in the line up though.

Liles - EJ
Wilson - ROB
Hejda - Barrie

That looks a hell of a lot better to me. That is also why I wouldn't have been opposed to giving Matt Carle the deal he got in Tampa. He is a slightly better and younger version of Liles. Our defense wouldn't have nearly the transition problems, and Carle would only be overpaid by about 1m.

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