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02-05-2013, 01:44 PM
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Dubi Doo
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Originally Posted by Zip15 View Post
But that's not what everyone was saying about Roy before the trade. They were saying that merely excising him from the locker room would instantly make this team much better. Yeah, so, about that...
What's that have to do with my statement?

I can careless what anyone else was saying. If a player brings no positive impact to your teams success, which it seems is true in Roy's case, you get rid of him.

Trades are made based on needs. We'll say Roy is an apple and Ott is an orange. We have a bunch of apples already...aka undersized forwards with no grit, but we lack oranges (Pesty players who are strong on faceoffs and on the forecheck while also being able to PK and chip in a bit offensively). We actually lost that in Goose. So, an orange was extremely valuable to the Sabres, and we had a surplus of apples. It was a good trade.

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