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03-02-2013, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Bacchus1 View Post
BTW, the Lindros trade has to be up there: Forsberg, Recci, Duchesne, Hextall, Simon + a first!
I don't think that's fair. Lindros got that team to the finals and if he doesn't get hurt might very well have won that team a cup. It's far from the worst trade ever.
Originally Posted by Bacchus1 View Post
When I first heard of the Gomez trade, I was sure that we would be getting him for nothing, and that NYR would be sending us some picks or prospects to accommodate the contract dump. The NYR were desperate to get out from under that contract. When I heard that they got one of our blue-chip D prospects, and Higgins, I was utterly flabbergasted.

Gainey did manage to get other players to sign with us due to the move, as I think that many people though that Gomez was just having a rough time in NY, but I'm pretty sure we could have thrown around enough coin to attract some players, regardless.

This is a very bad trade, but the Luongo trade is almost comical in retrospect.
Yup, I thought we were getting him for free too. Then I heard it was Higgins and I wasn't happy. And then...

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