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03-18-2013, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Coyote 96 View Post
If I recall correctly, and i could be wrong because I was only 10 and had lost interest in the Coyotes a year or two earlier after they traded away most of our good players, (Keith Tkachuk, Nikolai Khabibulin, Dallas Drake, Danny Briere etc.) Teppo was traded, because our incompetant management at the time, noticed we were in glaring need of a center that had a strong faceoff ability. Therefore they traded one of the biggest faces that has ever played for the franchise, for a journeyman center that played one season for us, who had already been traded like 7 or 8 times before that.

The part that is incomprehensible to me, is why you would trade a character player and borderline hall of famer that's played 15 years for your franchise for a 3rd. line grinder. The biggest reason though was to improve our faceoff numbers if i remember. If my info isn't right (which it might not be), feel free to correct me guys.
That is seriously such a bummer.

A few years ago when he was still playing for Buf they were at Peoria Polar Ice practicing before they played us later that night. I was there and wish I would've gotten a picture with him at least. Seemed like a really nice guy.

A little off topic but Ryan Miller was also a really nice guy in person.

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