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10-09-2003, 03:29 AM
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nice to see all Coyote fans are being stereotyped. really nice. these types of inflamatory comments only tend to repeat such behavior.

Look we all heard the reported Jackman and three first round picks and there isn't a Coyote fan alive who honestly beleives that was the true asking price and that "offer" was nothing more than a sign of Cliff Fletcher's frustration with trade negotiations with Larry Pleau and a perceived notion that he wasn't bargaining in good faith (ie wouldn't up the anty).

Most Phoenix fans are very realistic in their trade demands. However, we don't expect Barnett to deal Burke away for something we don't want/need. Phoenix is under zero obligation to deal Burke to anyone and their are other confounding factors such as the new arena and subsequent fan attendance (their lease calls for Phoenix to receive the entire revenue stream for the first 50 events - which means more people = more money; therefore removing your best chance to even be in the playoff hunt by the opening is not a smart business decision). This is not just a hockey trade I think that is where a number of posters get confused.

And for the record if the Avalanche offered up Tanguay, he would be a Coyote. I don't think that is a realistic scenario either as the Avs are not going to do anything that sacrifices away from the chemistry of their number one (two?) line. Phoenix's chief need is on defense and Skoula or Keith Ballard are assets that look to be more realistic assets that Phoenix would be interested in.

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