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08-03-2006, 12:58 AM
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Marcel Hossa is still a really talented player. He just needs consistent play and heart/desire. I'm sure the right environment will do wonders for his game. Maybe if he went out to the Western Conf. Or an overbearing older brother kicking his butt He is no slump and has proven he has NHL skill but not NHL consistency. Deal depends on how Atlanta feels about their system and depth and how highly they rate LaVallee. They might want an extra draft pick if they rate him high or jump at the trade if they rate him low. He's #19 on HF's Atlanta page which was just updated this week.


LaVallee’s 2005-06 season was shortened by a back injury. He played 37 regular season games, scoring 18 goals and 19 assists. He almost got a full season’s work in, however, since his Quebec Remparts went deep in the playoffs, winning the Memorial Cup.

Next year, LaVallee needs to show that he can build on his breakout 2004-05 season.

Drafted at age 19 after going unselected in the 2004 draft, LaVallee is now old enough to turn pro, but under no immediate deadline to do so. No contract has yet been signed with the Thrashers. There may not be room for him in Chicago as a rookie, but moving up to the ECHL would be more of a challenge to him than remaining in the Q.

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