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02-23-2013, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnLennon View Post
Actually you wanted to trade Markov before the season even started, meaning you wanted to sell him at his lowest possible value remember?
I said that if he comes back and has a decent season he'd be worth at least a first. Go read the posts.

I also said three years ago that we should deal him for JVRD. A proposition you called ludicrous... well, JVRD is now 22 years old and sitting at 3rd in the league for goals.

Would you make that trade today if you could? Of course you would... Too bad we only think of things on a season by season basis.
Originally Posted by JohnLennon View Post
With that said, I agree that at this point it would be worthwhile to trade Markov if the return is high enough. It needs to be worthwhile though, as Markov is still very valuable to this team and is a great role model for our young defensemen.

He is the only defenseman we have above 28 years of age. His experience is important to our youth.
His experience is beneficial to our youth but he's worth more to us as an trade asset than he is on our team going forward.
Originally Posted by onice View Post
Have you looked at the standings lately or do you have a copy of the Gazette from last April?

We're in 1st and Markov is helping us win. Win. We're winning. Something you want to turn around and give to another GM.

Who the puck is being silly now?
I don't give a **** about the standings man. I care about cups. We aren't winning a cup this year.

Dealing Markov for a good prospect or mid first in this draft gets us closer to a cup than keeping him does. I know it's hard for you to get this concept but it's true. And we should've dealt this guy a long time ago when we let Koivu and company walk away...

Originally Posted by CTHabsfan View Post
Exactly! Unlike people who post on message boards, GMs don't have the luxury of tanking for a number of years, building for the future, without getting fired. GMs must also make deals with other GMs based on their needs, unlike posters who think that they would be able to send a player wherever they feel like, while getting a great return for a player that they have no desire to keep.
We're not going to tank if we trade Markov. And even if we did tank for a year... so what? It's about building towards a cup. The logo on front is more important than the name on the back. Deal him, play Weber and try to make the playoffs. If we make it... great. If not... fine. This season doesn't matter. Next year Bealieu or Tinordi can come up and take a spot.

Just too bad that we didn't figure this out years ago.

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