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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sometimes the best trades you make...

...are the ones you don't.

Five months ago, the Isles were rumored to be discussing a deal with Columbus in which they would have sent all of their draft choices to the Blue Jackets in exchange for the second overall pick.

That pick, Ryan Murray, will miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury:  http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=646456

Murray signed a 3-year contract with the Blue Jackets last summer (that will roll forward because he will not appear in the NHL this year).

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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