My thoughts on the trade that was (and the trade that wasn't)
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12-18-2003, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by
<b>To Edmonton: Mike Ricci & Jim Fahey
To San Jose: Mike Comrie & Marc-Andre Bergeron
Ricci is a UFA-to-be (I'm thinking the Oilers would resign him), Comrie an RFA, Fahey and Bergeron are similar players, both young, but Fahey is obviously much better.
From the Comrie trade rumors post.
You genuinely believe that getting;
1) Adam Oates
2) Jeff Wow.
3) Late First Round pick
4) Late Third Round pick.
was not good compensation for Comrie?
Apperantly you didn't read my original post.
Value wise, the deal isn't bad.
However, you consider the fact that the team didn't get a player that can improve the team now.
Don't give me the Oates stuff. He was aquired before Comrie, and was not part of the trade. That's like saying, 'Ales Hemsky, Jared Stoll, MA Bergeron, Jeff Woywitka, 1st and a 3rd is not good enough for Mike Comrie!'. Besides, it's not like Oates has done a whole lot to improve the team (yet at least).
As for Ricci and Fahey, well, I think Fahey is about as good as Woywitka, and a guy like Ricci is much more valuable than the picks. Especially considering he'll likely be making more around $2 million next year (or the year after, whenever the CBA is finished), which is closer to what he should be making. Futhermore, it'd improve the team in the here and now better than the 4 assets above.
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