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04-16-2013, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by zuckera1 View Post
Staal + Stepan + early round pick in 2014 draft for Claude Giroux

Could you even imagine Giroux and Nash on the same line?
Philly fans would be dumb and say underpayment and demand a Crosby-esque return.

Philly's front office however would spit their coffee out upon seeing that deal and be forced to consider it as a base offer and look for a few more sprinkles on top.

This is really a pipe dream trade though. NYR and Philly do not do business and there's no reason for Philly to trade Giroux after a down year in a shortened season. It would take several years of total failure to even have them consider that option.

The sad part of this is that Philly wouldn't have him to begin with if we didn't **** up in the '06 draft. Possibly Sather's greatest mistake, albeit you can't exactly blame him when 20 other teams passed on him. But regardless his decision to take Bobby Bustinetti, who was actually Philly's guy, made the Flyers select Giroux. They didn't even know how to pronounce his name. That's probably literally the luckiest draft pick the Flyers will ever make.

zuckera1 you should post this offer on the trade board just for fun. It is a very interesting offer.

Edit: I forgot about the Lindros trade. So scratch that, Philly and NYR have done big business before.

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