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08-02-2013, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by hockeyfreak7 View Post
Reading the M. Richards to TOR thread on the trade board got me thinking about the original Toronto offer that Holmgren apparently turned down in favor of LA's offer. Had Holmgren taken the alleged Toronto deal (Kadri+Kulemin+2nd) , Richards would have likely flopped in Toronto, and Kadri would have likely broken out in Philly. The main boards would have loved the shrewdness of Holmgren and praised him for dealing Richards when his value was high.

But as it stands, Simmonds+Schenn+2nd has turned into a much better package than Kadri+Kulemin+2nd would have been, but he gets brutalized because LA happened to win the Cup with Richards on the team.

Just funny to think about how the perception of the trade would have been in Holmgren's favor had he accepted a lesser deal than the one he took. No logic on the main boards.
Homer was praised as a genius for a short time during that season for those moves up until the Kings won.

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