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03-05-2014, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
Ok, so for the folks ragging on the MacDonald this trade considered a good deal?
For the Flyers, absolutely. For the Bruins, I'd say it's about even, although that depends on the conditions. The cap hit is higher, the offense is better, defense worse I guess. From a Corsi perspective, it's not all that close that Mesz is better, but he played much more sheltered minutes and against weaker competition so maybe that's a wash.

I guess it depends on what you needed. A more offensive d-man, or a more defensive d-man? The Bruins, well, I actually figured they needed a more defensive guy, but maybe they think pairing Mesz with Chara will be a good balance. From that perspective, I'd say it's not a terrible deal, but I'm also not a big Mesz fan so I'm a bit biased.

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