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03-27-2004, 07:52 PM
Blue Jacket's Curse
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Originally Posted by Jag68Vlady27
CBJ: This one might be the most interesting, mainly because of the Zherdev situation. For one thing, they already have a flashy star Russian winger and may be looking for something else. For another, there's the whole IIHF/CBA thing that may make them shy away. With MacLean, honestly you never know but will HE even be the man in charge by that time? I could see them trading the pick for established players--probably the only team of the six that would think about doing that.
If CBJ end up in the top 3, they aren't trading anything. They'll sit wherever they're at and pick Ovechkin, Malkin or Barker.
MacLean already has said they'll have no problems or concerns drafting Ovechkin or Malkin regardless of the Zherdev situation and IIHF situation.

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