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10-30-2013, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by tycobb View Post
Look how we got Salvador. Cam Janssen (worthless) and Salvador had many more games than Fayne.
St. Louis was next to last in the West when they made that deal and Cam hadn't played a game with the Devils that year - he was in the AHL and playing sometimes. It was a deal to get him back up to the NHL in his hometown in St. Louis where he dressed just 2 days later and was a crowd favorite. Local boy comes home.

Lou needed a D and the Blues were stocked at D with 9 guys playing 20+ games that year and Roman Polak ready to come up full time so they had no plans to re-sign Salvador so they got the local boy that could protect the young and upcoming talent. It was a friendly deal with Davidson that helped the Devils and Cam alike. It was not a normal deadline trade done to build picks in exchange for helping a cup run. And if you recall, everyone laughed at the wink wink nod nod nature of the deal. The Blues also traded Christian Backman to the Rangers for a 4th rounder at the same time and he had almost identical stats to Salvador at the time and played against us that year in the playoffs. That's the typical deadline deal.

If you don't think a team with injuries at D heading into the final stretch would want Fayne for a draft pick then fine - but the track record speaks for itself.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/eventhome.htm...012/experience

awful lot of draft picks being swapped for D there.

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