Blob Mckenzie wrote:
How bad was the Bernier trade ? How many 2nd and 3rd round picks actually make the NHL let alone play 500 games nad play in the top nine for contending teams and fucking contribute in the playoffs ? You act like Bernier was paid 4 million a season and counted on to be a huge part of the team. He provided good depth for two seasons in the top nine for tow pics who may or may not make it . You act as though heaven and earht were moved to acquire Steve Bernier.
I never said the trade was bad. It was a reasonable gamble at the time. It looked good on paper. Bernier never developed the way he was projected.
What I did say was that Gillis looked foolish when Bernier signed the offer sheet. Don't you agree a good GM should have enough foresight to have a deal agreed to in principal before dealing for him?