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02-26-2013, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Freudian View Post
It's really hard to get an idea of what Niewendyk is thinking when he's trading.

Goligoski for Niskanen and Neal
Roy for Pardy and Ott
Eakin for Ribero and 2nd
Cole for Ryder and 3rd
1. Probably didn't think he could re-sign Neal AND Benn long-term, but he probably should've waited for a better deal if the objective was to solidify his blueline.

2. A superpest and fringe defender for a legit scoring line center. What's so hard to figure out?

3. Ribeiro's a punk. And despite his talent, also slow and soft. The Stars got him for nothing because of that, so the fact that Nieuwendyk actually got a worthwhile player in return is a bonus.

4. Allan Muir speculated on the reasoning behind the trade: http://nhl.si.com/2013/02/26/habs-sh.../?sct=uk_t2_a3

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