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05-28-2004, 09:44 AM
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Obviously somebody has to be brought in at the center ice position and a guy I'd certainly take a look at would be Pavol Demitra for a few reasons.

I think he'll be made available as the blues look to slash payroll amd may not even qualify him.

As for why I'd want him the answer is 1) I think he and Jagr would be a great combo on the 1st line and would tear it up together.Would make JJ happy and would also give us a legit 1st line that would provide adaquate offense.

2)while he'll make alot this year there is no longterm commitment to worry about down the road.If he plays great they loom to re-up him, if not he walks.

3) we have no kids pushing at the center ice position and certainly none capable of stepping into a 1st line role w/JJ so getting Demitra would block any kids from that spot.

If the NYR's do get Quenville to coach he may make this situtaion become a reality IMO.

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