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02-27-2008, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by DougKnowsBest View Post
im all for overpaying for him with guys like lindstrom and methot. this pile of prospects need to have something happen with them. the clock is ticking hard on some of these guys i think.

move picks, prospect, role player. move guys to other teams for pieces that fit better what tampa wanted. the deal was there if scotty wanted to be BOLD enough, and creative enough
I'm also in support of the Jackets trading prospects to get the players they need.

However, Tampa didn't seem to want prospects. They wanted proven roster players. They aren't in a total rebuild and wanting players who are 2-3 years away or to take a chance on possible busts like Brule. They didn't need high priced rentals, like a Fedorov or impending UFA like Peca or Hainsey.

Maybe Vyborny, Klesla and Chimera would have gotten the deal done, but I doubt Howson wasn't willing to give up that much of the roster.

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