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04-01-2004, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Brisson11
1 last thing missthenet, we didn't get leech, Bondra etc. because 1. The other teams had more to offer and/or they were more appealing to the player 2. Trading is a business of its own. You don't just try and get every good player out there, you work with the team you have, and aquire people you NEED to improve certain aspects of your game. Kovalev was thought to be a good match to boost habs creative/offensive abilities, and we will just have to stay patient as CJ has shown us this year.
Also Bondra wasn't available to the habs. Washington sent him to Ottawa to give him a chance to win the cup. The deal Ottawa gave Washington wasn't better than what the Habs could have offered. It just wasn't going to happen. Leetch does not/did not fit our needs at that time. Souray was/is the go to guy on D.

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