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08-02-2004, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by John Flyers Fan
There is a big difference between Joe Thornton and Lindros, Jagr, Bure, Holik, Kasparitis, Malakhov, Messier etc. etc.

Thornton is just approaching his prime .... the others were on the downside of their career, due either to injuries and/or age.
I also remember how great it sounded when the Rangers acquired a 23 yr. old Nedved.

Listen, I'm not doubting that Thornton is a great player, I am just more than satisfied to stockpile prospects and wait and see if we get the #1 pick next year to pick Crosby. If the Rangers don't wind up with the #1 pick, then I would be more inclined to trade the pick. Of course, I still don't think Boston makes the trade.

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