Avalanche traded Radim Vrbata to the Carolian Hurricanes for Bates Battaglia.
VERY bad deal.
Vrbata’s gonna be great (he already have 30 points this year) while I don’t like Battaglia very much…
Good deal for both team, but the Avalanche are giving up more future and quality potential than the Hurricanes. Battaglia was a no-show for the Hurricanes, as if who wasn’t on this team, but he will fit in perfectly in Colorado, and perfect playoff trade.
Lacroix’s worst move since trading Sundin! Vrabata is 6 years younger than Batagglia. Come on, are they gonna play him with sakic, he has next to no skills. He had one good season last year but simply sucked this year! Hope this is preparing something else, otherwise the avs will go into the playoffs relying on a single scoring line. Vrbata will be a consitent 30 goals scorer a few years from now. The avs had no need for a guy with a mullet; Gros cave Lacroix!
don’t like this deal at all…it seems if guys like kovalev and amonte can go to teams for what amounts to a bag of pucks, we could have gotten more for vrbata.
i hope that this is setting up a bigger deal…
I don’t like this deal at all. Vrbata is going to be an awesome player. He is only 22 years old.
Carolina gets a steal
Oneill Vrbata Cole
Brindamour Francis Vasicek
Adams Hlavac Brendl
Not a bad first couple of lines for a team that’s rebuilding.
Wow….Is this year the year of Crap Trades?
Another BAD trade….
Vrbata i think will be a 35g scorer within 3 years……Battaglia in 3 years will be on waivers..
kudos to the Carolina GM
He & the LA Gm…have done the best deals in the last 24 hours..
Dammit I wanted Vrbata on the Sabres.
I agree with all of you … better trade for Canes – 75:25 for Canes … Vrbata will be very good player !
Damn you Lacroix Svoboda not Bates! I wanted Svoboda! The Avs addressed the need for a guy to hit hte front of the net. Vrbata will be good, but I think he’s still about 2 years off. He needs help with his D and his ability to do the grunt work. The Vrbata-Sakic-Reinprecht line just played behind hte net and the slot no one went to the front of the net. He’s addressing a need but he should’ve ogne after Svoboda damnit.
Good deal for Carolina. This is going to be a record day for deals now, no doubt. What’s happening is the GM’s are getting stupid, and doing a trade because a team there battling with, or going to be battling with did one. This is not like Pierre Lacroix. Not a potential top 6 guy for a career 3rd line player.
Why Bates Batttaglia? Pieere sure blew it on this one. He lost Smolinsky to Ottawa, and Gratton to Phoenix. I thought he wanted third line scoring? So he trades for a guy with 5 goals? Then he trades MaCammond back to the Flames for a 5th round pick, what is that? Does that mean you want Battagilia playing on Sakic’s line with Reinprect, becasue there’s no one else who should, without Vrbata and Mcammond, unless he recalls Nederost. I hope something else comes in in the next few hours because otherwise these area some very questionable moves. Why didn’t you go after Ricci Pierre? And I’m hoping you at least tried to get Drury back from the Flames since you were talking with Button, and ended up giving back one of the players we got for him anyway. The Avs just lost a lot of goals.
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