Lots of confusion kicked off this trade, but with some time, informed discussions and a few (4) beers, I'm liking this trade. Honestly, I once thought Stralman had the potential to some day replace Kaberle on our blue line. Why? I have no idea. The more I read, the more I realized other than one great end to end rush, he's not done much.
You'll see from the links that the response was varied on this trade. I tried to find some highlight vids of Wayne Primeau, and came up with minimal. Here's a highlight reel goal of his while with the Bruins. Not holding my breath on seeing anything like this in the blue and white though.
Epic Wayne Primeau Goal (via Hockeyman127)
- So, lots of talk on this trade. Here are the Leaf centric takes: Dr. Steve, jrwendelman, Toronto Mike, The Other Vatican and Norman James. UPDATED: A few more from bkblades and koopa kid. eyebleaf also adds his two cents, and talks fantasy draft.
- TSM has a few choice quotes form Brian Burke on the trade. He certainly doesn't sound like a man who's done trading.
- The Canucks fans are so thrilled with Burke's generosity to the Flames.
- I enjoyed reading the comments of this message board. Most Flames fans are convinced Stralman is the greatest Leaf prospect we had. Knowing there was a second rounder coming back helped with this trade, but these comments made me realize just how hoodwinked the Flames were. It could be like Moore to Buffalo all over...
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