did it bring us a cup?.. it seems when we pick up a guy like tenkrat people says good pick-up we'll be ready for the cup..
Who said that? Tenkrat was a good pickup since it cost us nothing, but I dont remember anyone saying that he would be the one to put us over the top for the Cup. Just because a move doesnt bring you the Cup doesnt make it a bad trade. Would it have better to have kept Wendel? Would he have contributed more to the Leafs Cup hopes the last few years than Sundin?
You might but no GM (other than Mad Mike Mibury or Pat Quinn) and certainly not Brian Burke would trade Sopel even up for Tie Domi. Domi is almost 34, makes $2 million per year and is at best a third line role player and enforcer. Sopel is 26, makes $875,000 per year and is a solid NHL D-man with great offensive capabilities and while his defense is at times suspect, he is a #4-#5 D-man.