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02-25-2013, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
As for now... Markov is a diminishing asset but is a great PP specialist. Assuming he has a good year there are teams that will pay highly for him. Personally I think we should take the risk on this. Our team is young and it won't be the end of the world for us if we don't win the cup this year. By dealing Markov now and getting a player who can help us down the road we extend our window for winning. Yes, we take a step back but we actually get CLOSER to a cup.
Actually, I think if he doesn't get hurt again, Markov will be better the remaining years than he is this year.

He's adjusting his game to the fact that he lost a step. Markov hasn't lost his hockey sense. Strength wise he hasn't lost anything. His only problem this year is he's still thinking as if he has the speed of three-four years ago.

Markov is an intelligent player (very similar to Lindstrom) and he'll adjust.

That's his value as a player. His value as a mentor for the three young d-men we have on the roster plus the two or three (Tinordi, Ellis, Beaulieu, or Patryn) coming up within the next three years is incalculable.

Montreal, Whitesnake and a few others are bemoaning the fact that Hamilton doesn't have any veterans and here you are proposing the same thing for our defence on the big club.

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