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11-08-2003, 05:42 AM
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I'm not a backer of this trade or a person who opposes such a trade, but the same has been said about Fedorov and Yashin, but plain and simple they produce even with their flaws.
Every team has one or two of those guys that wants more icetime or feels they shouldn't have to work as hard defensively it's natural for these top end guys to do that, they want to score they don't want to play D. There are only a couple of exceptions to this and their offensive numbers would be higher if they ignored the defensive zone and played strictly offense and they are Federov, Modano, Elias, Scott Niedermeyer, a much younger and healthier Stevie Y, Sakic, Francis (younger too), Alfredsson and more. But they are the exception, they are willing to play more of the all around game, every team or at least every other team has a prima madonna.
I'm sure if Jagr came and we were winning the team, media and fans wouldn't care one bit.
Good points. Though Jagr's cancer label goes beyond just money issues, which was the main problem for players like Yashin and Federov. Good points nonetheless.
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