Thread: Post-Game Talk: 10-13-1. "A bunch of donkeys on skates"
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02-06-2013, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Mystlyfe View Post
We were 6-14-1 21 games into the 2007-2008 season as well, and managed to right that ship and scrape our way into winning the division. It's highly unlikely, but not impossible.

What are you talking about? History says that George is excellent at selling assets.
  • Adam Oates for Maxime Oullet, 2002 1st round pick (used to trade up to get Semin), 2002 2nd round pick, 2002 3rd round pick.
  • Robert Lang for Tomas Fleischmann, 2004 1st round pick (Mike Green), 2006 4th round pick.
  • Jeff Friesen for the #52 pick in the 2006 draft (just months after trading the #67 pick to get him).
  • Tim Kennedy for a 2006 6th round pick (Mathieu Perreault).
  • Sergei Gonchar for Shaone Morrisonn, a 2004 1st round pick (Jeff Schultz), and a 2004 2nd round pick.
  • Peter Bondra for Brooks Laich and a 2005 2nd round pick.
  • Brian Sutherby for a 2009 2nd round pick.
  • Richard Zednik for a 2007 2nd round pick (Theo Ruth, later traded for Sergei Fedorov, and just months after he was acquired for a 3rd round pick).

Semin, Green, Laich, Fleischmann, Fedorov, Schultz, Perreault, and Morrisonn all were a direct result of him selling off assets during the last firesale. That's basically half of our playoff teams in 2008 and 2009. Four of those players are still with the team today.
I remember HF being all shocked on that trade.

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