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10-11-2013, 09:24 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?
You're kind of skewing my point. My point was if the organization had the depth where they had AA and Dubi replacements in house (about that supposed organizational depth...), then they wouldn't have had to trade Gaborik.

But to address your point:

AA is a much better defensive player than Brassard and the offensive discrepancy between then is smaller than the difference in defense.

Dorsett is no where near the player that Dubinksy is. Dorsett is a fourth line player (and one that I have been terribly unimpressed and disappointed with) while Dubinsky is a middle six forward.

I always thought the idea of getting Nash was to have a team with both Nash and Gaborik.

I could watch John Moore skate all day, but he's done nothing this season and is unproven overall. That said, if you want to further play both CBJ trades, I consider Moore an upgrade over Erixon.

And, with the complete benefit of hindsight, would this team be better equipped to play AV's style if they had Nash and Gaborik?


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