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10-11-2013, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by mschmidt64 View Post
Honest question.... what is it about them that wasn't replaced?

By my calculation, by the end of the 201x-2013 season, the current NHL players we had traded in the Nash deal and the Gaborik deal, combined, were

Artem Anisimov
Brandon Dubinski
Marian Gaborik

and we had received NHL players back of

Rick Nash
Derik Brassard
John Moore
Derek Dorsett

Seems to me that we sent out one top line forward and two 2/3 line forwards, and we received back one top line forward, one 2/3 line forward, a bottom line grinder and a defenseman.

I don't get the "we ruined our depth" argument because at worst we lost one 2nd/3rd liner type (plus actually picked up a competent defenseman additional depth there), and that spot should be filled by signings like Poliout or young guys like Miller or Kreider.

So what exactly is it about Anisimov and Dubinski are we missing?
In a vacuum, I'd tend to agree. The fact that we imported perennial losers from the worst team in the league is starting to show.

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