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03-20-2013, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Tkachuk4MVP View Post
Lukowich was a solid partner for Boyle (that D group overall is arguably the best we've ever had), so I disagree that he had negative value. More to the point, his value was certainly not low enough to justify that god-awful return.
Strongly disagree on Lukowich being a "solid partner". After he was pulled off of Boyle's pairing and traded to Vancouver, he played 18 more NHL games at which point his career was over. (13 Vancouver, 5 Dallas). He did play 163 more games at the AHL level, which was right for his skill level.

A $2M salary on a one-way contract for an aging, declining AHL-caliber player is a negative value contract.

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