The Markov Conundrum
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02-04-2013, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by
Craig Rivet for Josh Gorges and Max Pacioretty says hello
Neither Craig Rivet or Max Pacioretty has ever had close to the impact Markov has on the Habs.
Your example is bad, just as bad as the premise of this thread.
Ownership saw what happened last season when the team tanks, the stands aren't full. Ownership just bought this team, they have financial obligations, and quite probably, have the same directive given to Bergevin than Gainey had when he came in. Win as soon as possible, and whatever you have to do to make it happen, make sure the product is good enough so that the stands are full.
With this logic in mind, you can be sure that selling Markov won't happen unless the Habs tank hard which is unlikely if he's in the lineup.
That's the actual conundrum. If Markov is healthy, they need him so they can win and sell tickets and in all likelyhood it's what happens, but if he's out of the lineup because of injury, likelyhood is they tank and then they could trade him away but can't because he's injured.
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