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04-03-2013, 03:42 PM
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Right now, this season, I don't mind it. Gabby was having an off year, we needed role player/spark plug types.

What makes me nervous is next year. Gabby has been, in 3.5 seasons, one of the better goal scores we've ever had - with his best season in his career (2 of his best 3 seasons were here). It's like management is betting he won't bounce back. Maybe they know something we don't, or see something we missed. Since its not a bad trade and very well could end up the right trade I have no other option but to trust the decision.

I was really not expecting to move Marian Gaborik for a 2nd/3rd line C, a Prust-type player, and a d pair prospect when we have a Brad Richards who is also having a down year that could have addressed our problems. (The return I'd expect to be less, but we'd be better off with Richards gone then Gaborik - or should I say, I'd rather gamble Gabby's bounce back as opposed to Richards's bounce back).

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