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04-07-2013, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by WakeUpNHL View Post
I think the Desharnais 4 year contract was a hasty move and possibly another mistake by Bergevin... but there is another thread to discuss that one.

As far as massive premiums, I am speaking of a third, maybe a second round pick... The East is wide open this year and if you have a decent chance to get to a Stanley Cup final you should be a little more aggressive in protecting your defensive depth.
Desharnais and his contract was trade bait.. He had a good year last year, He was given a shot of confidence in his contract and at only around 3 million ( which is bargain )

The move was made to solidify being able to trade him for something ( someone bigger ) down the line if he does end up producing like he did last year.

and whoever was going to trade for him knew they were getting a proven producer with Non established NHL players for 4 years at a bargain price.

It was a great move, still is, and if we do trade him when his value is highest, we look genius.

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