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02-09-2004, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by 417 TO MTL
Whenever someone mentions any trade rumors involving Ryan Smyth or Jeff O'Neill most people on this board are more than willing to send Markov the other way, I don't understand this...
I don't think it is most posters, just a vocal minority. Most posters realize that there is no LD in the minors who can effectively fill Markov's spot. Hainsey just isn't ready for that kind of responsibility; Gainey practically said as much when he sent him down last time. Markov also has star potential, so trading him would probably come back to haunt us one day.

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