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02-18-2013, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by MountainHawk View Post
Worst trade of the bunch. Instead of going after all the huge names, Homer could have signed a decent defenseman or two to fill the hole and not been forced to trade someone with the potential to be the next great American power forward ala LeClair.

This was a horrible, horrible trade stemming from Holmgren's inability to just make the basic smart signings instead of making a splash.
I don't think they felt they were forced to trade JVR. I think they wanted to. That trade was made at the draft, not after free agency.

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