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02-05-2013, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by disturbedraven View Post
Craig Rivet for Josh Gorges and Max Pacioretty says hello
Originally Posted by Beendair Donedat View Post
Jarome Iginla?
Ok. That's two out of how many trades that have ended up badly for the seller exactly?

Iginla might have become the best player, bottom line is; the Stars won a cup barely one year after this trade. The Flames still have to put their hands on one. As for the Rivet trade, yeah, we can say it turned out very good. Though, for every trades that end up providing a Josh Gorges and a Max Pacioretty, there's many that are way uglier, such as that Ryan Smyth trade that gives you Nilsson/O'Marra and Alex Plante, or that Brad Richards trade that gets you Mike Smith, Jeff Halpern, Jussi Jokinen and a 4th round pick. You rarely ever end up with the best pieces. It's a gamble, no matter how you look at it.

Losing a piece like Markov without having the certainty that we're able to replace him would be suicide on our part. From within, we already know we can't replace Markov's impact on this team, not before we know what Beaulieu is really worth. As for the return he would fetch, the probability for it being less valuable for us than Markov is too high to even consider parting ways with him.

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