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02-25-2013, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
Huet was traded for a 2nd rounder when we were top-4 in the conference.

Huet went on to be dismantled by Philadelphia in the 1st round, and Price went on to be dismantled by Philadelphia in the 2nd.

Fans blamed Gainey for the Huet trade, a lot of people argued that we could have gone further with Huet.

I wonder if the backlash is the reason Gainey stayed put at the 2009 trade deadline, when he missed the opportunity of the decade in not trading Tanguay, Koivu, Kovalev, and Komisarek at the deadline.

Gainey actually had a fair degree of versatility. He did trade Rivet for Gorges and a 1st. He also tried to get Mats Sundin for a 1st, Higgins, and Grabovski (or something like that) at the 2008 deadline, my understanding is that Toronto agreed but Sundin turned it down because he lacked the desire to win a cup.
I think you're off base on the Huet thing.

He was great in Washington getting them in the playoffs and he was more than respectable 2.93 and .909% on a run and gun team vs Phillie. Numbers like that would have gotten us past Phillie. Price and Halak really struggled in that series.

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