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04-13-2013, 12:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Kershaw View Post
A draft disappointment, a redundant D prospect (with 2nd pair upside) in CBJ system and a 4th line grinder is how I see the trade. Not a big fan of Brassard. I wanted Anisimov back first and foremost and was pretty devastated when we couldn't even retain him when dealing a 40g scorer from last season. Moore is alright, but what's the point of getting another LS d-man. Dorsett is a good piece.... as a throw-in.
Understandably it wasn't the ideal package, but it's pretty much as good as Gaborik would have gotten.

A couple of factors here: what teams wanted him, what teams could afford his cap hit, and who these select teams were offering in return. He also had a NMC to work around.

These factors had to have narrowed the field down to a small handful of teams.

There's obviously some negatives to this trade, but it's not all bad. I think the biggest positive is we didn't take back significant salary, which was my fear in any Gaborik scenario.

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