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10-15-2003, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by kutdacheez
If you think Eastwood, Berehowsky, Holtzinger, Buchberger,McKenna, Bergevin are part of a youth movement? Anyhow, maybe those players mention weren't the ones maybe they were some others. Insane to do it, maybe not.
Those are not the players Caps will be asking for. The first post stated "it has been stated that Jagr would be traded back to the Penguins for various combinations such as Kris Beech, Michal Sivek, Michal Rozsival and a high Penguin draft choice in 2005.". Which means Penguins will be stuck with Fleury, Jagr, Eastwood, Berehowsky, Holtzinger, Buchberger,McKenna, Bergevin. Not very attractive, is it? Penguins future is the young guys and trading away them and picks for nostalgic reasons is crazy.

Look at the Avs, Sens, Detroit. They built the foundation to where they are today by being horrible for a number of years. Ie where Pittsburgh is right now. If Senators would have traded away Redden, Hossa, Havlat 4-5 years ago for some older proven talent they wouldn't be where they are today.

The older guys Penguins have now are just temporary. They are cheap and is buying time for the organization. It's not like anyone believes they will make a huge difference either way.

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