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02-10-2013, 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Sorinth View Post
And what exactly was the price for grabbing Bobby Ryan? It certainly wasn't a couple months of Souray. Burke was a huge Ryan fan and there was likely nothing we could've offered to get him. It's easy to say we should go after guys like Ryan and JVR but this isn't he 80s or 90s where veterans are more valued then top picks.
It's by now clear however that JVR was available. Flyers ended up dealing him for a mediocre young dman with shutdown ability.

I remember the rumors from 2009: Flyers wanted Komisarek and they wanted him bad, I think they were offering the Habs their choice of JVR, a 1st, or a third option that I can't remember. Gainey kept Komisarek because he wanted to make the almighty playoffs. We did make the playoffs, and Bruins swept us in 4 and we lost Komisarek to free agency a few months later.

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