All Encompassing Tanking/Rebuilding/Selling at Deadline Thread 2.0
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02-10-2013, 02:03 AM
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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.
Just because he was traded several years later doesn't mean he was available then. In fact I would argue it was his lack of progression that was probably a major reason he was traded. Did you know his career high is 21 goals and 40pts? Another 6 years at 4.25 for those numbers and yeah I could see why he was traded for another young highly touted player that wasn't living up to his potential and had seemingly plateaued.
I can't say I remember the Komi/JVR rumors, how reputable were the sources? Do you have any links?
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