Please sit Comrie out for the entire year
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10-28-2003, 06:55 AM
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If I were Kevin Lowe, I would have Comrie sit out and not move him till draft day. This is the fact that if he does get signed, it will take some time for him to adjust from Golden Bears Hockey to the NHL level. Therefore, his productions will go down and he will struggle. Kinda like what happened with Weight with his contract dispute a few years back. Then fans will turn up the "Comrie bashing" even more, making a horrible distraction for a team that will be fighting for 7-8th spot. It will be a huge soap opera for a young team and frankly, I don't think the team would be able to perform at its peak with this distraction. I'd only imagine this to be ten times worse than what happened with Arnott.
I'd say do what OTT did and trade or package Comrie to get Ovechkin.
Can`t say I disagree with letting Comrie sit a long time but you can forget Ovechkin. Intended or not, you are over-evaluating Mike Comrie`s value. Everyone does this with their players(I do it with the Habs). Outside Edmonton, nobody is getting excited about a small cherry picker who`s had everything handed to him his whole life and whines at every contract. Nobody is paying just to see Mike Comrie play. They will with Ovechkin.
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