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9 (NINE!) player trade involving Phanuef

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I thought it deserved its own thread... Crazy trade

Ottawa Senators @Senators 12m12 minutes ago

#Sens get Phaneuf, Frattin, Bailey, Rupert and Donaghey in exchange for Cowen, Greening, Michalek, Lindberg and 2nd-rounder in 2017.

Ottawa Senators @Senators 11m11 minutes ago

One additional note: no salary will be retained by either team over the trade’s entirety.

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Wow. At least now I don't have to worry about Kenny having a legendary brain fart to bring Phaneuf to Detroit *shiver*

Nice try.....We all know you'd be the 1st in line to buy a Phaneuf jersey.

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I don't really understand the trade from the Sens perspective?

Anyone else?

My impression is that this is more or less Phaneuf for Cowan plus a few 'extras' going each way.

Toronto gets rid of that big contract, and a younger Dman who might flourish under Babcock.

Sens get a legit top pairing Dman that is more capable than Cowan for their push to make the playoffs.

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No Phanuef is good but all I can think is that the Leafs are making room for Stammer.

They've been trying to trade Phaneuf for two years now. Why would they trade for stamkos at the deadline when they have no chance of making the playoffs? Why wouldn't they wait till the off-season and sign him?

Not saying it's not possible but it doesn't make sense. They'd have to give up a lot to get stamkos and that would completely unravel everything shanny is trying to do in Toronto. It would end up being the same thing every other gm there does, salivate and the opportunity to trade for a big star trade everything away for it, start the rebuild over. Rinse and repeat for another 20 years.

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They've been trying to trade Phaneuf for two years now. Why would they trade for stamkos at the deadline when they have no chance of making the playoffs? Why wouldn't they wait till the off-season and sign him?

Not saying it's not possible but it doesn't make sense. They'd have to give up a lot to get stamkos and that would completely unravel everything shanny is trying to do in Toronto. It would end up being the same thing every other gm there does, salivate and the opportunity to trade for a big star trade everything away for it, start the rebuild over. Rinse and repeat for another 20 years.

"Making room for Stammer" doesn't necessarily mean acquiring at the deadline, he probably meant making more cap space.

Saw a tweet that said they'll have $29 million next season.

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They've been trying to trade Phaneuf for two years now. Why would they trade for stamkos at the deadline when they have no chance of making the playoffs? Why wouldn't they wait till the off-season and sign him?

Not saying it's not possible but it doesn't make sense. They'd have to give up a lot to get stamkos and that would completely unravel everything shanny is trying to do in Toronto. It would end up being the same thing every other gm there does, salivate and the opportunity to trade for a big star trade everything away for it, start the rebuild over. Rinse and repeat for another 20 years.

Can't imagine he was talking about a trade this season since it doesn't free up any immediate cap space.

Tons after next season though.

Great trade for the Leafs in the long-term. Good trade for Ottawa for this season and next.

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No Phanuef is good but all I can think is that the Leafs are making room for Stammer.

IMO....i can't see Stammer choosing to play for Babs. I think superstars tend not to want to get into situations where their new coach has no bones about doing any of the following.....running him into the ground and making him practice like a rookie fighting for a roster spot day-in and day-out, leaving him out to dry in the press, getting in his famous "dog house"...typical Babs stuff (which is NOT bad...just Babs style). Stammer is in the drivers seat in every way. He'll have lots of options. Lots of better options in terms of chances of winning a cup sooner rather than later. I just don't think superstars want to tolerate Babs style if they've got other options. I know he's played under Babs with the Olympics, but I consider that a completely non-related situation. He HAD to play for Babs in the Olympics. The Olympics are more about representing your country out of duty and pride, rather than playing 80+ games every year.

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Never heard of most of these players. Biggest surprise is that each team is the other's most heated rival. Don't see that often (seems like ever).

I still get a chuckle how while a Blackhawk - Chelios bashed Detroit every chance he got...We all know what happened back in '99.

Cruise ahead to the 10:50 mark...Pure gold.

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