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06-12-2013, 05:31 PM
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bernmeister
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Originally Posted by Bluenote13 View Post
Espo hurt us, trading Ridley/Miller, then a 1st rounder for Bergeron was a huge waste of assets that could have been parlayed into something later on instead of having to deal Weight and Amonte, for instance.

In hindsight, the Habs would have beaten us even with those players, then no one was beating the Isles or Oilers in the remaining years of those players careers. Maybe Francis outstayed his welcome after setting up the franchise nicely, the return on Park/Ratelle should have been better, I agree. But crippled us? Nah, just wasted some assets, like thats something new in Rangerland
We can be picky, my friend. Perhaps 'cripple' is too strong.
But more than any other single move prior to the Espo GM blunders, that was the worst deal.

I mean it was a substantial waste of key assets. Then again, like you infer, nothin new.

Cripple too strong or not?
Is the glass half full or half empty?

In either case I'll buy the first round.

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