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03-03-2013, 01:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Miller Time View Post
a rivet-type deal wouldn't even be close to enough...

people need to remember that Gorges has far exceeded expectations from the time we got our hands on him, and that before MaxPac was picked, Esposito, Macmillan, Blum, Plante, Gillies, Ellerby, Hamill, Hickey, Cherapanov and Riley Nash all had their names called up...

as good as Timmins is, how much do you want to bet that at least 1 of those players was rated higher on his draft sheet!!!

the glorious rivet trade could easily have ended up with us getting:

Esposito - Wishart (was their 1st pick the previous year, obviously much more highly prized by them at the time than Gorges... wouldn't have included him for Rivet unless Gainey had really "fleeced" them at the time... ahhh hindsight)

point being that a depth defensive dman (who was an undrafted free agent signing) and a first pick in the bottom half of a draft (2007 was a pretty deep first round, even with 12-13 top6/top4 NHLers coming out of it, despite that nasty list of "misses" above) is not something to be viewed as a great return for an established talent/contributor like markov.

that type of deal for Markov would be a complete fail unless we got extremmely lucky as we did with how the rivet trade turned out
A Josh Gorges and a mid round pick in this year's draft?


Calgary's first?


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