Greg Sherman & Co - Record as Colorado Avalanche GM
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03-13-2013, 12:54 PM
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These are all pretty unfair analogies, and the 120 point thing is just rhetoric. It's not a fair point to bring up when you're comparing two players combined point totals to one, and on a different and much better team, with a much better coach. It's not an apples for apples comparison, it's more like an apples for one grape from a different country comparison.
Shatty has played 133 games for the Blues, and Stewart 131. You can't combine an offensive defenseman's points, with an offensive wingers points in a combined 264 games, and say because they have more points than a two way defenseman in 109 games, it was a bad trade. That simply isn't fair.
*shrug* That's the trade that Sherman made, so what else can I do? Perhaps Sherman should have traded for another young RFA type of player that he could have kept longer - or better yet, only given up one of the two players he did give up - so the games played on each team would be closer.
I'm comparing the cards I was dealt here, my friend. There were an odd number of high quality NHL players in the deal (three), and the Avalanche ended up with one of them, StL got two. That's Sherman's doing, not mine. And since he did that deal, any production comparisons between the returns are entirely valid, IMO.
Again, this isn't a knock or a judgment against EJ, so 'fair' and 'unfair' aren't valid in the least. It's a judgment of the trade, not the Avs player.
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