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01-27-2004, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by kolanos
The Flames have no need for Bates, he's a smallish third liner at best on any team in the league (including the Flames -- maybe even a fourth liner) and the Flames would be getting burned in a deal like that. Gauthier isn't going to the Isles unless it is someone like Kvasha coming back and even then it would take alot for Sutter to pull the trigger on something like that.
Bates would be your 3rd leading scorer this year---in fact over the past 3 years he would have been no worse than 5th on your team. He is a good player who can help any team. He is no Iginla for sure--but he can help a team. The isles would have to add a pick but it is a fair trade IMO

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