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08-15-2004, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by thrill89
I would be talking to Boston about Thorton for Holik and Poti combo with New york maybe adding second round pick if need to complete the deal....
Yes but Boston wouldn't be talking to you. That package for Joe Thornton is laughable.

1st: Boston has been lining up its contract for the past 3 years to get itself cap space. They will not take on Holik's salary and they have no desire to swap one of the game's best 1st line centers for one of the games best 3rd line centers.

2nd: Poti doesn't carry the value you need to pull off this trade. He's an offensively gifted borderline #2. He is also a major defensive liability.

If you want a young superstar, please be prepared to offer something you really don't want to give. That's what it costs. Start with next year's #1, add Tyutin and Jessiman. At that point you're in the ballpark for any bidding war that will most definitely start over Thornton.

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