Jets - Free Agents, Trades, Rumors, Speculation - Off Season 2012-13 (Part X)
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12-24-2012, 10:27 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
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Care to give an example of that value?
Move to Winnipeg and you'll find out. This isn't Hollywood or Vegas, that's for sure.
I live in Hamilton Ontario. Which actually has a slightly smaller population than Winnipeg. Not exactly Hollywood or Vegas, so try again.
This is a city where they loved and still love PK Subban from his play for the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL. Why? For his play on the ice. Not his personal behaviour.
Your statement seems to contradict your idea of caring about the on ice product and helping the team. You seem to care more about his personality as it relates to you and not at all how it relates to his teammates. I fail to see how trading our teams' 21 year old leading goal scorer (accomplished that feat at 20.) and overall physical player for a prospect and a good defenseman helps this team. I also understand Kane's limitations (mainly hockey IQ), but the fact is he's a large plus player in every other facet of the game (skating, shot, athleticism, physical play). Plus him playing wing and not center really lessens his limitations and highlights his strengths.
Furthermore that type of trade doesn't have many examples unless a team is handcuffed by a player who doesn't want to sign. From a quick check of memory and maybe capgeek I see Evander Kane recently signed a
new 6 year deal
with the organization. This is a player teams overpay to attempt to acquire. Not barely scratch even on a deal.
I'm also going to stop here so I don't waste anymore time. The bottom line is Kane is not getting traded anytime soon. No matter how much you and Gary Lawless dislike him. The team and the player made a 6 year commitment to one another, so that tells me all I need to know. Do I think him taking a picture with a money phone will change that? I frankly find the idea laughable. Short story is I guess you're going to have to just deal with him and whatever he does outside of hockey. Which I have to say isn't bad. He's never said anything bad and never really proven to do anything bad, not even so much as skip out on a tab
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