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07-30-2013, 11:49 AM
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Ok so just show me a trade involving a best player of a team that got a best player of the other team in return.
I really can't think of one. Yeah i know Yotes wont trade OEL, that's the main reason my proposal doesn't look good, but if one day for some reason Yotes want to trade OEL, maybe because he's not happy and wants to be traded, or Yotes find themselves another young d-man that's gonna turn out to be like OEL, or Yotes are very desperate for forwards that they are forced to trade OEL, again this are just hypothetical situations, then my proposal doesn't look so bad all of the sudden.
Look back at Roy's trade, did it get Sakic in return? Nope, it got quantity instead of quality. Yes Roy wanted out of Montreal, but i'm sure if Habs were looking for a better trade than that they could of waited. I'm sure they looked at all options and decided that was the best trade for Roy.
Edit: Exactly, and most of the time when a best player of a team is traded it is because of desperation. No one wants to just trade their best player for the sake of making a trade.
Hon? When you have to come up with this many "if"s to justify it, then your proposal is still junk.
(Especially considering that if Phoenix was in a desperate corner, they have many, many more valuable pieces that they can move before they even start thinking about OEL.)
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