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02-06-2013, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Plan The Parade View Post
It's not about mediocrity, it's about opportunity cost.

If we resign Semin, and that precludes us from getting Marc Staal, is that a fair trade off? Such a think has happened, for example, with Boston. Boston let Joe Thornton go, but used his cap space to sign Zdeno Chara some time later.
Well, the Thornton trade was a result of absolutely inept management by the old Bruins regime (see the complete lack of proper youth and future assets in that trade). Chiarelli just made up for the old GM's terrible and half-baked decision-making by going after Chara that offseason. Generally speaking, it's smarter to try to retain the core you already have as long as management is stable.

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