Why do hab fans giveup easilly on prospects??
View Single Post
01-10-2004, 06:58 PM
Join Date: Mar 2003
I don't think anyone is questioning Hossa or Hainsey's talent, the problem is their attitudes. These two simply are selfish prima-donnas who need to have their pampered little behinds spanked. These guys are not team players and are only interested in padding their wallets. I think it would be wise of Gainey to explore the possibility of trading these two players (along with Ribeiro) even if it means getting back less talented but more dedicated players.
The fact is that even if Hossa and Hainsey play well in the NHL, they are the type of players who will hold out for big contracts and then disappear until their next contract season (which is what I fully expect Ribeiro to do). Players like these simply do not make up championship teams.
I have noticed that Minnesota seems to be very willing to work with young enigma's such as Hossa and Hainsey, so why not offer them to Minnesota for Mikko Koivu and a 2nd round pick. For the record I have always scoffed at posts trying to pry Saku's younger sibbling away from Minnesota but in this case I think the idea is actually feasible. Koivu's stock has dropped a little since he was drafted and he is exactly the type of prospect that we need in our system. Koivu has size, character and playmaking abilities and would be an interesting fit as a 3rd line center as soon as next season.
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by Estimated_Prophet