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07-16-2012, 09:05 AM
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Honestly, it depends on what he could get back.
If we got the crap that Atlanta got back (don't say it's not possible) for Hossa, then yes, boot him.
If he can land 2 roster players +picks +a dynamic young talent (or combinations thereof), then that's a different story.
A better question might be - if we trade Weber, and are able to land a couple of dynamic forwards and have to rebuild the defense corps - is "defense first, last, and always" Barry Trotz the best man to lead a team built like that?
people forget that Trotz led a team built not around defense but around Paul Kariya, Steve Sullivan and JP Dumont to consecutive 100+ point seasons... those alos happened tobe the years that Legwand and Erat had better offensive numbers
contrary to popular stereotype, I believe Trotz coaches with whatever he's got, though stressing defensively responsible play from everyone, but he is capable of having success with teams that have ofensively gifted forwards
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