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10-28-2013, 01:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Rune Forumwalker View Post
Meh, he was great when he first came in but wasn't doing much when he was traded. The change of scenery did him wonders just like Niskanen.
He had gotten away from the physical game we all loved so much but other than that he was what you'd expect, a young streaky goal scorer. He even scored 20 with us the year he was traded in 50-60 games.

I will never regret including Niskanen in the trade, only that Nisky had seriously plateaued in Dallas and found his form in Pittsburgh. Neal though, was a huge risk given his age and previous accomplishments. From Shero's POV it was a no-brainer type of deal because he knew the kind of shelter they were giving Goligoski and what kind of player Neal could be with Malkin or Crosby.

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