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#91 Gerg

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:48 PM

Remind me again who we traded for Messier...

How about the trade that never happened. It was the biggest mistake . Keeping Jovanoski for a failed playoff run everyone was expecting. Then GM Dave Nonis losing him for nothing because they could not afford him. That was the biggest reverse beside Neely as they could of gotten a descent player or two. Atleast they'd tried to improve in other trade failures but here they did nothing.

Also cannot forget the Messier trade which almost destroyed the Canucks.

Trade that never happened? Look at the time line of Jovo's season that year. He missed 11 games mid-season and then 27 games at the end of the season. He was untradeable for most of the year. The team was very much in contention when he went down with that second injury (including going 5-4-2 when he missed those 11).
At that time, the Canucks were in contention to compete (some 32-18-5). What GM trades away his second best defenseman in the middle of a season where they could have competed? Especially in early February - which was before the Olympic break even....
Afterwards, no one foresaw that collapse that they would have had which led Nonis to make all those panic trades

And to top that off, Nonis had every intention on re-signing Jovanovski. The only thing that changed was that Luongo was dealt here. Luongo was an RFA and, instead, Nonis gave Luongo the money he was going to give to Jovo and he was left in the dust essentially.

Edited by Gerg, 12 February 2013 - 10:50 PM.

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