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02-06-2013, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by BeaverSports View Post
It's definitely thread worthy considering Joe Nieuwendyk's reputation is somewhat on the line with Goligoski in that he traded one of the best young forwards in the game and arguably an equal or better defenceman for him. If the defenceman he was that desperate to get starts becoming a healthy scratch, what is that saying?

Does it say Nieuwendyk is willing to admit a mistake? Does it say Goligoski needed a wake-up call? Does it say others in the organization are calling the shots on this one? Is it on Gulutzen's head if it doesn't work?
Look at some of Jon Daniels early trades as Texas Rangers GM. I think we tend to forget Joe was a first time GM. We're forgiving for on-ice rookie mistakes, why not front office rookie mistakes?

Personally I think that trade is offset, if not overshadowed by Kari for Ivan + 6th trade.

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