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01-24-2004, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by go pierre hedin
If Nolan (w/Sharks) and O'Neill were available this year, Jeff O'Neill would fetch more in a trade. With Roberts' injuries last season, I think the Leafs were on a search for a powerforward and Nolan was the only big name powerforward available.
I think the new Leafs owner told Quinn to make a "big trade" that Quinn didn't want to make, which ended up being Nolan. That trade does not look like ANY other Pat Quinn trade, EVER, which makes the other change going on in the Leafs org (a new owner) a far more likely culprit for making that deal. That caused Quinn to overpay, because simply not making the trade wasn't an option.

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