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04-21-2004, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Mooch
Thats fine, but what if Hossa and Hainsey turn out to be good players.

In Hossa we loose our only winger with size.

With Hainsey we loose our only Blue chip D prospect as well as our only good puck moving D prospect.

Its not worth the gamble yet. Ottawa waited a long time before they made major moves. Its fine if we move lower tier prospects like we did with Balej, but even then theirs a limit. We cant move first and second rounders.
What if both Hainey and Hossa suck in camp? Do you give them a roster spot over more deserving prospects just because of their waiver status (must clear waivers to get sent down to Hamilton)?

Gainey will definately be keeping a keen eye on both Hossa and Hainsey during the Bulldogs' playoff run. If they compete hard and/or produce then he'll keep them over the summer, if they don't then, given their waiver status, they might just end up being fodder for draft day trades...

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