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Curse of Laurie

Postby Hallplante » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:27 pm

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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Re: Curse of Laurie

Postby STLADOGG » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:04 pm

You didn't hear Beukeboom was traded for Steven Stamkos today?
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Re: Curse of Laurie

Postby gaijin » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:23 am

The most beneficial thing we got in return for Eric Brewer was not having Eric Brewer on the team anymore.
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Re: Curse of Laurie

Postby dmiles2186 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:36 am

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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Re: Curse of Laurie

Postby cardsfan04 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:47 am

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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Re: Curse of Laurie

Postby cprice12 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:35 am

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


Ahem.

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Re: Curse of Laurie

Postby Leedog » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:24 am

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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Re: Curse of Laurie

Postby WaukeeBlues » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:36 pm

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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Re: Curse of Laurie

Postby Leedog » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:51 am

The Blues got nothing for Rob Ramage! Brett Hull is retired, so we got nothing for him....
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Re: Curse of Laurie

Postby Hallplante » Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:33 am

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.


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