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05-20-2013, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by phlocky View Post
Yup, and I seem to remember him stating on his own freaking TV network after the 07 season that we were no longer going to trade picks and youth for "quick fixes and agig players" only to have us less than a month later trade a 1st rnd pick for the righs to Timonn and Hartnell. In less than 5 years we traded away more than 15 players or picks from the first 3 rounds with no less than 5 in each round. Yup, sounds like Snider is a man of his word.
I agree with the sentiment that we should keep our picks as much as possible unless the right deal comes along. I'm not sure if you're just using the Hartnell/Timonen deal as an example of Snider's hypocrisy but that was a good deal at the time and even now with hindsight. I'm fine with deals like that one and the Pronger one. I'm not fine with ones like the Eminger and Versteeg one though. They both made no sense at the time and further proved that with hindsight.

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