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01-26-2004, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by st_roland
To steal a line from my favorite president, You are REALLY "misunderestimating" what Gonchar will bring back in a trade. Gonchar is gonna bring back more than Gagne and Markov in a trade, and you propose a lateral trade of Hackett for Kolzig. No way in a million years. Yeah, Kolzig has a big contract and he isn't playing well. But the same conditions exist for O'neill and many other players around the league. I don't see anyone putting up Hackett for O'neil trade offers. IMO, the Jagr trade allows the caps to make hockey deals instead of having a fire sale, and THAT was the big attraction for GMGM, Anson Carter coming back was just a bonus.
Hackett for Kolzig is a lateral trade? Kolzig can at least stand on his own two feet and can focus on the puck. Hackett has a bad case of vertigo and from what they said on tv last night might well be finished for at least the season.

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