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03-02-2013, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Miller Time View Post
doesn't work that way... even though Gainey tried that spin back in 08 when he wiffed on hossa...

when a guy is well liked AND is a very good player, the team's identity includes him and identity takes time to build. very very hard to rebuild a positive team identity in a few weeks, let alone trying to do so while clearly playing with sub-par talent.

injuries and trades happen all the time, so the group will obviously move on, and there is no guarantee that keeping him the team will go deep in the playoffs anyways... but odds-wise, imo the risk is pretty large so the reward had better be massive.
You're still only thinking about THIS season... take a longer term view. Even if you're right and it messes us up... so what? It's worth it if we get a player who can be help us for the next decade.

Losing Markov isn't going to send us back to the stone age. Hell, we might lose him anyway if that knee goes away.

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