The Markov Conundrum
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02-04-2013, 09:41 PM
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Flukey combination of circumstances that in hindsight worked out very well. San Josť was DESPERATE for a RH defenceman and preferred Rivet over Souray, just to show you their state of mind.
Rivet was NOT in the Habs plans, he was already a healthy scratch twice.
Rivet's best was NEVER as good as Markov's average days.
Rivet was gong to be a UFA in a few weeks, and the team was not going to re-sign him.
Markov has almost two years left on his contract and will likely re-sign again.
Now, on top of that, San Jose had no idea Gorges would turn out as he did, say hi to Aaron Palushaj. And of course Max Pacioretty turned out to be WAY better than the 22nd player of his draft year. No guarantee of that always happening, not be a long-shot.
That's how trades work, that's how we got stuck with Kaberle. Point is, these kind of trades do happen. Not every GM is an expert, and some GM's have more pressure on them than others for various reasons. Therefore the example remains valid example of what can happen, not saying every trade works out that well. Playoff pushes will do mad things to the mindset of people
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