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05-21-2013, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by boredmale View Post
It should be pointed out Pronger was traded 3 times. lol

Also as other pointed out Chara was signed as a UFA. Suter was also signed as a UFA last summer.

Niedermeyer, Pronger, Suter and Chara are/were all Norris caliber defensemen

On the flip side the only Hart caliber center I can think that was traded in recent memory was Joe Thornton
This is kind of junk. Pronger was traded because his first team was for sale and wanted his $$$ of the ledger (made the team easier to sell). He was traded a second time because he demanded. You can't make an apple to apple comparison.

This is just an attempt to try to make an arguement that a team with a legit need for a top dman should be able to poach one from a team with one on the basis that you are getting a center.

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