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06-30-2009, 10:17 PM
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BJG sez--If you can't land a LEGITIMATE #1 center, than hold onto your assets, resign Saku at a reasonable 4-4.5 million for 2-3 years and spend the real money on an elite winger. The best winger Saku ever played with consistently was Mark-Freaking-Recchi! Give him Gaborik or Hossa and Saku will net the 60 assists that Gomez never had. Then, at the deadline, you can trade your assets (including Pleks) for your center and Saku can move down to the #2 spot. And if no such center is available, then too bad. You don't make a move for the sake of making a move.

If you need a defenseman desperately and the only one available is Patrick Traverse, then you hold your cards and wait until something better comes along. You don't throw big cash at big Pat.
Sounds like a swell plan except all you are suggesting is sign koivu, save money and HOPE we can sign a UFA you mention

Now since we tried signing a name UFA the last few years without any success, with the same result we would end up pretty much in the same spot minus the UFAs we lose. And this assumes koivu wants to resign by the way. With your plan we end up with nobody possibly.

PS: Scott Gomez is not Patrick Traverse, nor is he the Traverse of centres, so drop that anology, it's pointless

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