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11-23-2006, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Shabutie View Post
A 60pt man in the NHL, will never play in the AHL. I don't get why you bring up Theodore - Aebischer trade... Colo saw Theodore as an elite goalie who could bounce back. Theodore was a top 10 guy around the league for the last few years, unfortunetely for them...Theodore seemingly just as bad as when he left us. The Ribeiro-Niinimaa trade was the EXACT opposite of this for us. Where Gainey said that he believed that Niinimaa could be for us what he was for Edmonton. Well... we lost on that deal.

Brad Isbister once had 40 points in 60 games, how's that working for him now?

Regardless his comparison with the Theo ( I think) relates to the fact that we couldn't lose the Theo or the Ribeiro trades and that what we got in return is irrelevant.

We needed Ribs out for the benefit of Latendresse , to make room on one hand and to make sure he learned from Bégin and not him.

Just reading the RDS article about the atmosphere in the locker room makes me think we have already won those trades (Theo / Ribs) and the fact Niinima was useful for a couple of games is just a bonus.

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