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12-23-2010, 09:15 AM
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I don't think anyone would argue that we're a better team with Markov then without. That being said the Habs should try to get the type of player if at all possible. We have the offensive ability up front, what we're missing most is someone to spark the offense.

An example is when Gomez was out if the lime up, we couldn't get into the offensive zone without him carrying it in. With Markov out we no longer have the ability or it's been incredibly diminished to break out and set up in the offensive zone. Thats what we need to replace and is our biggest concern right now IMO. The good news is that with Markov being out retroactively, we can afford both at the deadline granted one is UFA. We could technically afford a Campbell/Kaberle etc AND a Richards/Penner etc type player. If PG plays his cards right and has some luck on his side, we can make 2 major acquisitions at the deadline that could get us over the hump an possibly the Flyers.

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