Posted 11 August 2011 - 06:24 AM
Yeah, that was one of Lou's worst. I was royally pissed at that deal. I couldn't fathom how he couldn't get more for Johnny Mac than that.
MacLean didn't help Lou's cause at all with that one...he came right out in a pre-game show and said that he wasn't happy with his new role (more of a checking role) and had asked Lou for a trade.
I hated that trade simply because I was a big MacLean fan and was sad to see him go, but it didn't irk me because I understood he had to go.
Loved the Gilmour deal at the time...I remember John Davidson was being interviewed on the WFAN and in the middle of it he said "And the Devils just made a deal for Doug Gilmour"...I was thrilled.
It's funny, I can't really think of any one deal that had me saying WTF? I'm not the biggest Kovy fan in the world now that I've had a chance to see him, but I'll always feel it was the right move at the right time, given the team's needs and the relatively low cost. Hopefully he can continue to build on the improvements he showed last season.
I do remember thinking the Arnott/McKay for Langs/Newy was weird at the time, mostly because I thought Lou was giving up on the A-line too quickly (though they did NOT have a good season that year...they were especially dreadful on the road). Safe to say it worked out nicely.
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