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02-04-2004, 07:48 PM
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I'm fairly certain Zhamnov is an UFA at the end of the season. Phoenix would want no part of that. Even if Zhamnov is signed for another year, Phoenix is highly unlikely to trade for a 33-year old. It's not where they're going.
Comrie-for-Burke is far more likely from the Yotes' perspective, but I don't see the Flyers pulling the trigger on that one. Burke isn't enough of an upgrade on Esche to warrant swapping Comrie, 10 years his junior, for Burke.
I suspect that if Clarke looks to upgrade his goaltending he'll look for something more longterm than Burke. If Clarke feels he NEEDS to upgrade his goaltending, that's practically a definitive statement that he also believes Esche is not his goalie of the future. I'd look for a Biron, Fernandez, or Khabby deal before a Burke move.
Most likely Manny if the Wild continue to slip.
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