Thread: Post Game Talk: Oilers lose 3-0 ...Game Over
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03-24-2013, 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by GreatKeith View Post
Desperation to win = Dumb trades.

See Kunitz for Whitney.

Or the Erik Johnson trade.
Put what I was talking about in perspective. I am talking about Tambellini and Burke. One has done absolutely nothing productive over a good many years whereas the other changes the faces of franchises. The biggest mistake Burke ever made was trading Kessel for draft picks that ended up being much better than even Burke's critics could've imagined. Besides that he has done very well as far as trades go, and I don't blame him for rolling the dice.

Also it's funny that you bring up Kunitz for Whitney simply looking where the two players are now. Not saying that the trade was an ideal move gms should imitate, but Whitney was at that time still a valuable asset even though everyone knew about his chronic foot injury. Sure enough Whitney lost all of his value whatsoever and Kunitz is exactly what Pittsburgh needed.

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