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03-11-2013, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by State of Hockey View Post
I don't know if either team is really better off with the other guy. Honestly, both players just aren't very good. They're leading or nearly leading their teams in the wrong categories. It was a change of scenery move that really didn't change anything for either side.
I think it was a necessary move for both parties, much like the Pouliot/Latendresse trade, though with longer tenured players on bloated contracts. I do not miss Nick Schultz, I would not be disappointed to see Tom Gilbert leave as a free agent in 2014. Neither are guys worthy of building a defense around, they're simply overpaid complimentary pieces. I do think the trade has helped us, though not nearly to the extent some others may feel. At the time our left side was significantly stronger than our right, but with Brodin's emergence and Scandella's inability to play consistently at a high level or stay healthy, our left side is much weaker now than the right.

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