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06-29-2008, 06:01 AM
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Originally Posted by davedave View Post
I'm not sure that there are any Plan Bs out there. In my mind, as far as big ticket signings go, it's Sundin or nothing. Forget Hossa, forget Jagr, Demitra and the rest. These guys aren't worth it for their respective reasons. The main one being that the team does not need another winger, but a real C who can take face-offs, ideally RH for PP, etc.

So we wait. If Sundin really just wants to wait, then Gainey should have no problem waiting also. If Sundin is just waiting to sign elsewhere, then big deal, it happens. Gainey made a good run. The team is already improved from last year's 1st place finish by the addition of Tanguay.
the counter argument to that would be adding a winger like jagr or more so hossa would both create significant depth and enable to us to add a "game breaker" type of player. in theory it would also free up other wingers/assets for a trade for either the center we covet or whatever gainey feels we need.

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