Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:30 PM
already mentioned, but none worse than the Oates/McLean for Federko/McKegney...
in hindsight, it kind of re-burrs my behind that we didn't re-acquire Fedorov in 2007 or 2008 for Filppula... Fedorov could have retired where he belonged and we could have done away with 5+ years of "reaching potential" only to lose him for nothing as a UFA...
Not to get into the Feds debate again, but I will say this.
2 factors into him not coming back.
1. C-bus probably wasn't trading him to a team in their division.
2 Here is where it gets tricky.
Think of the bad taste the whole Feds ordeal left in some fans, Feds is a polarizing figure, love him or hate him really no in between when it comes to Wings' fans.
Now I have to assume it left the same kind of bad taste in the Management's mouth.
And a "potential" (lol) 3rd reason was at that time Flip's potential was supposed to be really high and weighing a few years of Feds against Flips potential was a pretty heavy decision.
Sure hindsight being 20/20 you look back on it and think man they should have traded Flip for Feds, but at the time Flip still wasn't a known commodity and the thought was he was going to be a lot better.
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