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02-04-2010, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by sa cyred View Post
I still think giving up a 40-50 point player (Hartnell) OR 60-70 point player (Gagne), and a 70 point player (Briere), for a 90-100 point player (Kovy, hurts us. It also hurts us when we are trying to resign the likes of Giroux and Carter.
I disagree. Taking the lower ends of all these numbers.

Kovalchuk = 90

But now add another roster player who plays 3rd line (Leigein or Maroon) who would be capable of hitting 20-30 points and it's all even.

We lose some net presence, but that's what all the grinders on this team are for. Hartnell is overpaid for what he brings (at least this season). If we need someone to turnover the puck, take stupid penalties and screen the goalie, get Carcillo to do it.

Plus, in the Playoffs, I'd rather have Kovalchuk.

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