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Alex Tanguay and Cory Sarich to COL for David Jones and Shane O'Brien
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06-28-2013, 11:37 PM
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I hate it because of 3 reasons
#1. We complain about Tanguay's attitude but bring in O'Brien who has a a history of being a worse locker room influence.
#2. We thought Tanguay had a bad contract (apparently) and yet took back a worse contract in Jones and added 4 million extra cap the following season in O'Brien over Sarich
#3. We targeted a player in Jones who there are a vast amount of players that have his main positive attribute in his physicalness and yet very little in way of defenseman.
I think moving Tanguay was a good idea and taking a chance on Jones is a good idea but if look at just value alone we downgraded an asset in Tanguay and didn't acquire anyone that isn't readily available in free agency or got a pick for a poor contract.
1. I don't buy it. Feaster and Gelinas have both been in organizations with O'Brien. I think they know a little better than the Avs fans saying he is bad in the room.
2. Tanguay's bad contract was made worse by the combination he.... A) is 33 so he will not improve and will likely decline during this contract. B) Has a poor attitude. C) Plays a 1 dimensional game. Jones on the other hand.... A) has more time to bounce back. B) Until this past season was lauded for his work ethic. C) Plays a multi-faceted game. Personally I don't care that Tanguay to Jones is a downgrade offensively, be it is an upgrade in every other facet of the game
3. I am not even sure what you are trying to say. He plays physical but is not a defenseman?
4. That extra year on O'Brien's contract is not a big deal since we just would have used that $2 million on someone else anyways.
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