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04-14-2013, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by flyershockey View Post
True, but outside of the Pronger trade, those other trades were significant overpayment for average players. Eminger for a first may the worst trade Homer has made in his time here, and a first and a third is a hefty price for a glorified third liner in Versteeg. You're right, they weren't trades for older players, they were trades for average to crappy players.

Just so I don't get dumped on, Versteeg has put up good numbers, but that in itself doesn't make him a great player. He's soft and plays mainly a perimeter game. I'm just not a fan of his, and it appears that a lot of successful franchises feel the same way since both Chicago and Philadelphia let him go without much hesitation.
Chicago's hand was forced to rid themselves of a lot of players after their cup win in order to keep their main core intact. Holmgren just decided to move him as well because we were blowing up the team at the time for whatever reason.

Neither of those things cast much of a reflection on the value of Versteeg as a player. Versteeg was very important to Florida's success last year.

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