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10-07-2006, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by J17 Vs Proclamation View Post
Well yeah, but the Bertuzzi situation isn't awesome. If he plays well and we manage to sign him, it will be a big contract. If he sucks, he goes through FA and we lose him for nothing, rubbing it in that we could have had Frolov or Havlat. The other alternative is what you just said, but his value would be fairly limited.

Frolov is only a young player with potential.

Havlat is a good hockey player but we'd be in the same boat as we are with Bertuzzi right now and he might even be more likely to go elsewhere in the summer since he's about 6 years younger than Bert and likely would get more money thrown his way as a result.

There aren't very many players that possess the combination of skill and brute force that Bertuzzi brings to the table. You might say that there are only about a handful (if that) better power forwards in this league right now than Bert....which should clue you in. Whereas you can say there are a lot more than a handful of skilled and finesse forwards than Havlat and also more than a handful of younger players with star potential than Frolov. We got a premier player in Bert...even if it's just for one season; he'll be fun to watch. Open your eyes already.

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