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01-19-2011, 02:52 AM
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to put a little perspective on things Hossa was traded to pitts. for a former first round highend prospect(angelo esposito), a 1st rounder (ended up being second to last but point is everyone knew itd be late round) and two younger serviceable but not overwhelming on the potential aspect (christenson and armstrong)
pit didnt give a former #2 overall or a lottery pick or even their top prospect at the time. AND hossa was younger... it ended up being a lopsided trade after a couple years. but thats the kind of return that should be expected. a 1st (bostons not torontos) colborne (top prospect) and young serviceable pieces (although cap makes that kind of thing shift a little.
(expiring contract is more valuable than a savard or ference who is signed for multiple years, allows big splash in FA)
(becuase they take on ryder not another young player, will be a higher 2nd)
im not saying id do it as a flames fan or that it is appealing on the surface but its way more realistic...but again i dont think he's leaving calgary
while I don't have an issue with your proposal i think people need to realize this is not a Hossa or Kovalchuk situation... this is closer to the situation Pronger was in when he went from Anaheim to Philadelphia...
this is not a rental where you have 1 shot at the cup... its a situation where you get a 30-35 goal scorer who is labelled as one of the great leaders in the game for 3 tries at the cup... so not only could you have teams that think they can win this year bidding for his services... you could have teams that think they will be able to win in the next 3 years bidding...
this has potential to be a true bidding war... thats why the Toronto 1st could easily be in play... because one of your biggest rivals in Montreal can likely match anything you put in a deal except that pick... that pick puts you in the drivers seat in any bidding war and you do it without crippling your franchise
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