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06-28-2012, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Sir Psycho T View Post
Sharp will be 33, Hossa will be 36.

But as Bobby Jet said you can't have it both ways, you either go with the youth movement and go that route, or you go hard for winning now and go that route, if you try to do both you end up average on both routes and win nothing.

As others have said Bowman is afraid, he is afraid to go all in one way or the other because then if it fails he would be seen as a failure. What he fails to realize is that if he continues down the path his is on and only makes this team slightly above average for the next 10 years that an even bigger failure.

Look at what teams who where/are close are willing to do, Pens move Staal, Flyers move Richards, Carter, Kings accuire Richards, Carter, Canucks moved Hodgson, and will move Luongo.

Bowman doesn't seem to be willing to do either, I would much rather he make a big move to try and make this team better then sit on his hands and hope it works out.
Trading Hossa makes this team worse, trading Sharp makes the team worse..teams aren't going to line up to take on Hossa's contract, and we aren't a shotty organization that trades players right after signing them to long term contracts.

The flyers arent any better after trading Richards and Carter, the Pens are a worse team after trading Staal..they didnt even really want to trade him, and Vancouver has to trade Luongo in order to fit in Schneider..they are/were in a completely different situation than we are in. We can still win a cup in 3 years with a declining Hossa. A 75% Hossa, is still better than most of the garbage available the last 2 yrs of free agency.

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