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03-28-2013, 04:23 PM
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Blind Gardien
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I want the team to get better. But there are a number of ways to do that, and there are a number of different periods in a calendar season when it makes more or less sense. The Ryder trade was good. Even while bringing us an impending-UFA player.

But generally speaking, once you get near the trade deadline, it is a seller's market, and I would be generally disinclined to be a buyer on merchandise that won't last a month when the prices are at their highest. Generally. But sometimes you find a reasonable fit.

One that worked out nicely for us was Moore. Mara and Sopel... well, if the price is low enough at a time of need, you can look at such moves. I think just by picking up Halpern on waivers we've done better than those, for free, and maybe even approached the Moore pickup, however. Anyway, it is case-by-case. But deadline deals like the Iginla, Morrow ones are ones I'm glad our team isn't making. For now.

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