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 Post subject: Curse of Laurie
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:27 pm 
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Chris Pronger was traded for Eric Brewer (centerpiece) who was traded for Brock Beukeboom who begat ... well, nothing. Screw you, Bill Laurie!

Update: As dmiles2186 points out, in Brewer trade Blues also got 3rd round pick used for goalie prospect Jordan Binnington. So there's a chance Pronger-Brewer swap is not a complete loss.


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 Post subject: Re: Curse of Laurie
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:04 pm 
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You didn't hear Beukeboom was traded for Steven Stamkos today?

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The most beneficial thing we got in return for Eric Brewer was not having Eric Brewer on the team anymore.

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But what if Jordan Binnington becomes the greatest goalie of all time? Then Eric Brewer begat something. (Binnington was the guy chosen with the 3rd rounder the Blues got from the Lightning)

But I agree with gaijin, Eric Brewer not being on this team is addition by subtraction. 0 playoff wins his entire tenure and the season after he leaves, the Blues win a playoff series for the first time in 10 years. It's not all because Eric Brewer left, but that didn't hurt.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:47 am 
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I appreciate what Laurie did as owner by spending money and allowing good teams to be assembled. But, I'll never forgive him for what he did when he left. Checketts was annoying in how long it took him to sell the team, but Laurie gave one last "(Frank) you" on the way out the door by disassembling the team that took years to overcome.

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gaijin wrote:
The most beneficial thing we got in return for Eric Brewer was not having Eric Brewer on the team anymore.


Ahem.

:plusplus: :plusplus: :plusplus: :plusplus: :plusplus: :plusplus:

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If you wanna see the results of the trade as it sits today, you have to considering having a guy that may never play again under a long term contract for big bucks.

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gaijin wrote:
The most beneficial thing we got in return for Eric Brewer was not having Eric Brewer on the team anymore.


:plusplus: :plusplus: :lol:

I'm reminded of when we traded Eric Weinrich and IIRC we got Mojzis (a prospect at the time) AND a pick for him. Doesn't matter what the hell we got, it was more than nothing and he's not on the team anymore!!

And if you want to be super technical you could count Woywitka and Lynch's contributions to the franchise... whatever negligible amount that comes out to...

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The Blues got nothing for Rob Ramage! Brett Hull is retired, so we got nothing for him....

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Your point is valid that teams do not get a return for retired players. But in the case of Brett Hull (and others), he was a pending free agent. The Blues knew they were not going to re-sign him, so they should have traded him for some assets rather than to let him walk away to Dallas in return for nothing.


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The Blues got nothing for Rob Ramage! Brett Hull is retired, so we got nothing for him....


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