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Revisiting Habs-Wild trade, referee woes

Updated: January 18, 2010, 5:16 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

1. When a trade works

We all know there are few moves made by NHL GMs until the eve of the annual trade deadline because of the parity within the league and restrictions imposed by the salary cap. We get that. But kudos to Montreal GM Bob Gainey and his counterpart in Minnesota, Chuck Fletcher, for finding a way to not only get a trade done, but also make a deal that has had a significant impact on both teams.

Since the Wild traded former first-round draft pick Benoit Pouliot to ...

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