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06-07-2004, 02:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Epsilon
The point is people these days are making it sound like only teams like the Flames win the Cup and you can't win in the playoffs with a skill-based team, which is nonsense when you look at teams like the Wings and Avs, and more specifically who the key players were (Forsberg, Fedorov, Yzerman, Sakic, Lidstrom, Roy, etc.). Making deals like Havlat and a first for Smyth are not going to put Ottawa over the top. And what exactly has Smyth done in the playoffs to get such a reputation, other than lose to the Stars continuously?
I think you failed to mention the importance of a player like Shanahan, Yelle, keane, maltby, draper and company on thsoe cup winners. Another thing you have to understand in all those years of losing to dallas the stars only went on to win the cup once because the oil kicked the crap out of them so bad that they couldn't get it done. A havlat and a 1st is an overpayment for smyth, so lets make this proposal a more realistic one.

Smyth for havlat.

Simple easy and very fair. The question is would these teams make this deal?

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