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Worst fire sale this season?

View Poll Results: Worst fire sale this season?
Pittsburgh 4 4.17%
New York Rangers 37 38.54%
Washington 40 41.67%
Chicago 13 13.54%
Other 2 2.08%
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04-07-2004, 12:13 PM
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Worst fire sale this season?

By worse I mean giving away great players and getting almost nothing in return.

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Does Straka, Holzinger, Bergevin and Berehowsky warrant a firesale of top-end talent?

It's between Washington and NY....I'd have to say Washington easy.....

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I have to say NY since it was unexpected, rapid, and a good deal of players left.

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The Penguins?

Traded:
Martin Straka
Brian Holzinger
Marc Bergevin
Drake Berehowsky

Received:
Martin Strbak
Sergei Anshakov
Lasse Pirjeta
7th Round Pick
Ric Jackman

The Penguins arguably won all of their trades this year and not a single one of them can be classified as a salary dump(they picked up part of Straka's contract for crying out loud).

New York gets my vote

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04-07-2004, 03:55 PM
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the Rangers.

They gave something to every Canadian team!

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Rangers, thanks for Leetch

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Rangers, thanks for Leetch
Just for the record, you could have had him for free over the summer.....

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PENS?, That can't be right!
Washington gets my vote, as they traded away all there players than won the darft, they are now my most hated team in the NHL.

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anshakov is good, i have a feeling we're goign to eat it on that trade.

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I voted other...Columbus, they didn't do jack, traded Lasse Pirijeta for Brian Holzinger? When in your right mind is it a good idea to get older for an expansion team? Geoff Sanderson for a 3rd? They got taken to the cleaners if you ask me.

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The Caps landed two projected scoring-line centers (Aulin and Klepis), two projected scoring-line wingers (Fleischmann and Johansson), a projected two-way checking-line center (Laich), a projected top-four, perhaps top-two defenseman (Morrisonn), two 1st rounders, three second rounders, and a fourth rounder.

Call me crazy, but that is not at all shabby, on top of the team's ample prospect depth prior to the trade deadline, as well as the rewards they are set to reap at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

I'd say that the Caps, forced to dump salary, ended up netting some noteworthy components for the future. I do not know that I would condemn any of these teams, to be honest, but if I had to pick one, I guess it would be Columbus.

The Caps and Rangers were heavy sellers, but reaped decent return in each of their trades. The Penguins were moderate sellers, but also appear to have netted some quality prospects. Columbus should be building with youth. They traded a good youngster for marginal return, and gave Sanderson away for very little in exchange. That is the opposite of what a bottom five team ought to be doing, I believe.

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Just for the record, you could have had him for free over the summer.....
In the summer if he had the same offer from both Toronto and New York, which team do you think he would take?

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the Rangers..

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But whose to say the Leafs even made a pitch for him? At one point it looked as though the Rangers were trying to hardball him, and it seemed as though he was looking for a new employer. The Leafs could have stepped in and had him for nothing, had him for the entire season, and kept the picks and prospects. Just a thought...

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But whose to say the Leafs even made a pitch for him? At one point it looked as though the Rangers were trying to hardball him, and it seemed as though he was looking for a new employer. The Leafs could have stepped in and had him for nothing, had him for the entire season, and kept the picks and prospects. Just a thought...
But Leetch was a life long Ranger, destined to retire as a Ranger, I'm sure all of the Leaf upper brass had ton of respect for this guy and wouldn't try to tamper with a special career, what if NYR got offended that other teams would try to pursue Leetch?

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But Leetch was a life long Ranger, destined to retire as a Ranger
Yeah, but money talks. Ask Messier about his time in Vancouver.

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The Pens were nearly done by the time this season started. It's clearly Washington (...although they got decent value).

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