Bobby Clarke: ''Heads – I buy; Tails – I sell''
After having to part with a young prospect and a 2nd rounder in 2005 to acquire a defensemen, Bobby Clarke apparently decided he suddenly had too many d-men on his team…According to the Philadelphia Flyers official website, just couple of hours after acquiring Vladimir Malakhov from the Rangers, Clarke decided to ship defensemen Chris Therien to the Dallas Stars for an 8th rounder in 2004 and a 3rd rounder in 2005.
The first one to explain me what Bobby Clarke masterplan really is wins a prize!
Seriously though, why trade away two veteran d-men (Weinrich & Therien) for possibly half their value and acquire 3 other d-men (Markov, Malakhov, Timander) at full price???
Who would you rather have on your team? Malakhov & Timander or Weinrich & Therien?? I pick Weinrich & Therien and then I add Markov… see? Problem solved. I guess it would’ve been not complicated enough for Clarkie though!
If Bobby Clarke didn’t exist, we’d have to invent him I guess…