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02-13-2013, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Miller Time View Post
ah yes, the "he had issues" defense... how original

there's a reason that every one of Grabovski, Lapierre, S.Kost, Latendresse, Ribiero, went on to have much better seasons IMMEDIATELY after leaving montreal, and that, latendresse aside, none have had any of these so-called "issues" in their new found homes.

combined, we have exactly ZERO to show for those 5 players... all 5 of them are still playing prominent/top-9 roles for their teams and only 1 of them is over 30.

Absolutely terrible asset management... hard to believe anyone still tries to rationalize it any other way... not sure if it's memory that's problematic, or just the lingering effects of an overdose on the gainey/gauthier kool-aid.
Lapierre had his best season by far with MTL and certainly displays some of the same 'issues' with Vancouver. Ribeiro has also continued to have the same issues but since he's producing it becomes easier to overlook.

Grabovski got us a 2nd which is good value for the player he was.
Latendresse we got decent value for even if in hindsight it didn't work out.

Trading Ribeiro was the right move because we wanted to give a bigger role to Plekanec which was the right decision. The return we got was awful though.

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