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02-14-2004, 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Nash13
Hainsey for Witt is a tough call. Witt turns 29 next week. If the NHL sits out for a year, or the CBA reduces UFA to 30, both are distinct possibilities, than Witt becomes nothing more than a rental. I love what he brings, and my opinion has never been high on Hainsey, I just wonder if it is good asset management. If it turns into a rental situation, there are many other vets you could get to fill the void of Souray for picks at the deadline.
Yes, that's a bad case scenario. That could very well damage a GM's reputation. But there will probably be hockey next year, even if it's only a shortened season.

You and Munchausen are right about Witt needing to sign long term for this deal to work. I figure that five years of Witt in his prime at a reasonable salary is worth the chance that Hainsey will never amount to more than a Poti-type.

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