What The Hell is Lombardi Talking About?
In an article with Jon Rosen here Lombardi talks about trades and how most of them have no impact on a team.
“Look at the last six years and circle the deals that worked out well, that really had an impact. You’d be surprised.”
Okay, Dean, I did:
LAST SEASON TRADE DEADLINE
Rangers trade Marian Gaborik for Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett, John Moore.
I’d say this had a pretty significant impact for BOTH clubs
Buffalo (not Minnesota) trades Jason Pominville for 1st round pick, 2nd round pick, prospects
I’d say this had a pretty significant impact for Minnesota
Tampa acquires goaltender Ben Bishop for Cory Conacher
I’d say this had a pretty significant impact for Tampa
Capitals acquire Martin Erat for Filip Forsberg
Pretty damn good impact trade for Nashville, don’t you think?
Flyers acquire goaltender Steve Mason
Pretty fucking huge impact for Philadelphia, no?
Bruins acquire Jaromir Jagr
The Bruins went to the finals, PRETTY BIG IMPACT!
Blues acquire Olympian Jay Bouwmeester
So this is not significant?
Pittsburgh acquires Jarome Iginla
Yeah, that wasn’t a big trade at all.
TWO SEASON’S AGO TRADE DEADLINE
Sharks get Galiardi, Av’s get Jamie McGinn
Check out McGinn’s stats this season.
Sabres swap Zack Kassian for Cody Hodgson
That trade has had ZERO impact for both clubs, right?
Sabres send facoff specialist (currently #1) Paul Gaustad for a draft pick
Jeff Carter for Jack Johnson
ZERO impact. Carter only won a Stanley Cup
THREE SEASONS AGO TRADE DEADLINE
Dustin Penner for Teubert and a 1st
Penner did nothing but win a cup with the Kings
Rusty Klesla for Stottie Upshall
Klesla helped take the Coyotes to the semi-finals against the Kings
James Neal for Alex Gologoski
Hasn’t worked out AT ALL for both clubs
Kevin Shattenkirk and Chris Stewart for Erik Johnson
Absolutely zero impact for BOTH clubs, right, Dean?
Okay, I’ve got to drive out to Palm Springs. But what the fuck is Lombardi TALKING ABOUT?
Yeah, I am “surprised”