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03-18-2013, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Goldrunner View Post

Booth was not a free agent

Maybe Garrison isn't worth 4.6 over 6 but you are right, another team would have over-paid for him and then we have nobody because somebody over paid for Salo.

The Booth trade and Garrison signing are fine. The Hodgson and Grabner trades were mortal sins and the GM is 100% to blame.
If Kassian can turn into a 30+ goal scorer in a couple of seasons, Canucks win that trade big time. Right now it's just a good hockey trade, Sabres got a C they were desperate for, Canucks get a legit power forward prospect. Grabner has regressed ever since that big year with the Islanders, right after getting that big contract.

Both of these players went to weak Eastern Conference teams, a much more offense minded conference, and got way more ice time than they ever would have gotten here. To give Grabner and Hodgson the ice time that they would have needed to flourish here, we'd have to move the Sedins and Kesler down the line-up.

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