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07-15-2005, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by PitkanenPower
I'm a little late to this party but I have to speak my piece...

Oh man, that's like the worst trade idea EVER.

Not only is Pitkanen worth twice Smith and Isbister by himself, but Handzus is not going anywhere, nor should he. I don't get the "trade Handzus" movement.
Once again, the trade Handzus movement is only because Michal is probably one of two players on our roster currently who could bring us back a goldmine in a trade. That's the only reason why his name is mentioned so frequently. Do I want to see Handzus traded? No, not specifically.

However, with the emergence of Carter and Richards, who becomes the most expendable? Handzus does. You know Primeau is going nowhere and Handzus is too good to play on the fourth line. He becomes the piece that helps us acquire that mean streaked defensemen we've been lacking for years. That's the reality behind it.

I've already mentioned that the two players who could net us a goldmine are Handzus and Johnsson. I'd love to see the team four deep in terms of wingers as well. However, with the "new" NHL being what it is, it would be financial suicide to do something like that.

Anyways, nobody here is out to trade Handzus. Fact of the matter though is that he is one of our golden negotiating chips that we have.

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