Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 2/27/12
Photo Credit: Yahoo Sports Love his philosophy or hate it, you can never say that David Poile doesn’t have a flare for the dramatic. When the news broke on Saturday evening that an unlikely bidder in the Rick Nash sweepstakes had emerged in the form of the Nashville Predators, I was certain that we were going to be in for a nailbiting few days.  While that trade didn’t come to fruition(yet), the Predators made good on their promise to be buyers, nonetheless. After acquiring Kostitsyn-the-Other early on in the first deal of deadline day, both David Poile and AGM Paul Fenton alluded to a possibility of “more to come.”  It took almost until the last minute to make good on that vow, but shortly before the 2 PM CST deadline, Kevin Allen broke the news that the Predators had acquired mammoth Buffalo center Paul Gaustad and a 4th rd pick for a 2012 1st. After the initial excitement wore off, there was a bit of predictable “we paid WHAT?!” going around.  At first blush, this may seem like ...
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