Re: Waiting for a trade that will never happen.
posted at 2/15/2011 9:46 AM EST
In Response to Waiting for a trade that will never happen.
[QUOTE]Where were you last year when PC made that great trade that shored up the B's offense/defense in preparation for the playoffs? Don't remember? That is because it never happened, just like the year before. So, if past history is any indication, everyone is going to be sitting on the edge of their seat on last day of the deadline, waiting for an announcement that will never come. If we are lucky, we might get some 4th liner or a washed up 36 year old who's best days are behind him; and an announcement that there just wasn't anything available. Why? Because as PC has proven over and over, he is completely inept when it comes to big trades. don't even try to bring up the PK trade; no one ever knew we would get such a good draft pick, and it still has not panned out yet.
Posted by dbg1[/QUOTE]
Hate to be negative, but heck, all I have ever known is Jeremy Jacobs and the Boston Bruins.
The best deadline deals or pre deadline adds was Brian Propp in 1990, and sadly, Sergei Gonchar and Michael Nylander in 2004 before the Jacobs' Lockout.
I can totally see Chia telling everyone the price was too high, which at this point, it seems like it would be. When Mike Fisher goes for a 1st rd pick, you know the price is high.
Chiarelli is so enamored with who he trades for and whom he drafts, until he pulls a Jacobs/Sinden tactic and needs to scapegoat, I can see him holding onto the chips yet again.
It was hinted at that they have a deal in place, which sort of smells like he's waiting to see if he can improve the deal.
So, it may be a lukewarm deal or nothing.
As I have said here many times, neither is appealing and neither helps what this team needs.