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02-25-2013, 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Bench View Post
Your franchise's best trades lead to a Cup for another team? Interesting.

I mean maybe if those core guys go on to win a couple championships with Philly, then we'll have a more even Iginla/Nieuwendyk trade, but for the moment...

I think you guys lost out letting those two go.

LOL!!!!! Wow!!!! I never thought of it that way!!!

No.. this is a beaten argument. Any smart flyer fan will do those trades every time. We're clearly a better team with the pieces we received. Just because you guys won the cup, which we didn't even trade you Carter, doesn't mean it's a loss for us. I'm ecstatic about Schenn as you can tell, Simmonds has outscored Richie since the trade (that's not the whole picture obviously), add in Grossmann is our best defensive defensemen and you can see why I'm happy with this deal.

The Carter and Columbus I don't think I need to explain.... Whether we kept Richie and Carter or not it still has no impact on our defensive needs.

We traded:

Richards, Carter and some no name prospect in the Richards trade


Voracek, Schenn, Simmonds, 1st(Couturier), 3rd(Nick Cousins, leading OHL scorer), another 3rd that we traded to get Nick Grossmann. Yeah..we really messed up . That's GREAT value..

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