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02-07-2013, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Troy McClure View Post
Trading for Kari wasn't a risk. It was like being given a free lottery ticket. Kari wasn't under a long term or expensive contract, and Nieuwy gave up next to nothing to get him. If Kari was unable to stay healthy, it wouldn't have mattered at all.

The Neal trade was a big risk. Nieuwy had a few good young forwards and no good young d-men, so he tried to turn a forward into a d-man, and he missed big time. Damn shame.
What? The top defenseman prospect in the organization traded for a goalie who struggled with motivation, being injury prone, and living up to his potential. Furthermore, he was not good enough for the Atlanta freaking Thrashers and was going to be the replacement for Marty Turco? It was a big risk that has paid off handsomely, but there is so much revisionism in that statement that my head is spinning.

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