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03-15-2004, 08:09 PM
Park #2
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Originally Posted by Kodiak
Okay, we'll just wait and see. But I'd be surprised to see him dealt on draft day. To me, it looks like the Pens have everything to gain and nothing to lose by holding on to Ovechkin. If the new CBA helps them out enough, they'll have a future star. If it doesn't, 29 GMs will be falling over themselves making offers for this kid. But I do agree that they cannot let him play in another league (but I doubt he'd leave Europe without an NHL contract). Once NHL hockey resumes, they would have to make a decision.
NHL players will be playing all over the world next season with a lockout. He'll go to wherever the best competition/best salary is.

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