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01-20-2011, 09:55 AM
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta
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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
And what did Philly give up? Lupul(young roster guy similar to Wheeler), Sbisa(prospect) and 2 1sts which are likely to be from 26-30 range.
The TOR 1st will not be in play and if it is you're likely not getting Colborne as well.
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