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02-10-2013, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by PALE PWNR View Post
People are really ripping Homer for trading for players' rights? With the exception of Hamhuis who wanted to go to a specific team for reasons outside of hockey, every player's rights hes traded for hes gotten resigned. I don't believe we get Hartnell or Timonen without that trade. Nor Bryz. The additional time to be the only team able to negotiate with a player before anyone else is an underrated move that doesn't get enough credit. Did he overpay for Pronger? No, he paid what it cost to get one of the best defensemen in the league after he knew he would sign here. That move almost paid off immediately in 2010 and if not for concussions we would still be reaping the benefits. You would rather have Sbisa and Lupul and 2 players not on the roster in 2010 then pronger? OK Captain Hindsight.
You do know that the Flyers had to add an extra 1st because of Lupul's contract, right? That hurt us when the Flyers couldn't keep adding at the deadline. It could have been the difference.

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