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07-05-2013, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Darth Joker View Post
We basically traded Ryder for Briere, guys. That's all.

I'd rather have Ryder in the regular season. I'd rather have Briere in the playoffs. It's pretty much a wash for me between these two guys. I don't think Ryder wanted to come back anyway.

While Boston and Ottawa made moves to drastically improve their teams in the here and now and "go for it", we've decided to do the bare minimum to stay competitive while building for the future. We're not tanking, but we're not going whole-hog into free agency and trading futures-for-stars in their primes either.

Considering what was available this summer in free agency, I'm fairly comfortable with MB's approach here. The only thing I'm iffy on is the Ryan deal - I'm pretty sure MB could have matched/beat that if he had wanted to. But oh well.
Briere in the playoffs without backup like hulks like Pronger protecting him is going to be sad to watch.

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