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03-28-2004, 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by EroCaps
Havlat and a low first?

Why would a team like Pittsburgh, Chicago, Washington, or Columbus trade a franchise player for an excellent player and a crapshoot? You can sign players like Chris Phillips. You can't sign players like Ovechkin who come 'round once every two decades.
It's called unpredictibility. The NHL isn't a fantasy land where everything goes according to schedule. Some GMs would take a player who could score 40 goals (Havlat) and a 1st, rather than wait for years for the player to develop, if he develops at all. The odds, are that Ovechkin will be star, but whether he becomes a superstar remains to be seen.

This board really overvalues prospects.

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