Gainey interested in Samsonov... by thefourthperiod.com
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07-11-2006, 02:52 PM
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In my opinion here are the pro's
-Bob's interest in Shanny is basically non-debatiable so it shows that we are looking for a top six player with some impact.
-Samsonov is the only player avaliable in the FA market that can come close to being a impact player on the same level as Shanny.
-Samsonov is not that old and could be a great producer espically with Kovalev.
-Samsonov is not big and not a leader in the way Shanny would have been.
- Big con, Samsonov will want a multi year contract. Unlike Shanny whould would have been basically a one year rental Samsonov would become part of our core for the next few years and limit our choices in the future.
-Samsonov is injury prone and could turn into a lemon. With that being said he has played %81 of the games in his career and if you exclude the 2002-2003 season where he basically missed it he has played close to %93. So he is not that injury prone.
The big question that has to be asked is if we want Samsonov as part of the core for the next three to five years?
But samsonov If signed by MTL long term, could still be dealt in the future. He is young and enteringthe prime of his career. I say go for it, he has speed offensive ability and scary moves that would be great with kovalev. We would have to trade for a center for them though. Zednik would be by by and so would be ribs. Who knows though, we may end up doing nothing this offseason except welcome some young habs prospect's into our lineup.
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