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02-25-2004, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by my2cents

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I'm simply saying let's get some young potential, for potential playoff help for another team. Trading for immediate help will cost the habs future potential.
Trading Hainsay and other picks/prospects for Jeff O'Neill or Ryan Smyth would be expensive long term. By the time the rest of the pieces are in place these players will be in their thirties

If Hainsay gets his talent together (matures), he has the desired characteristics of size, speed, and aggression. We had a guy like this at one time, Chelios. Fortunately, in the beginning Chelios grew up with some extremely quality defensemen. An matured without much of a fuss.
It takes time. Look at Ribiero, or better yet Ryder. Where would we be without these two?
They had/have potential, it just takes time.
Agreed that trading prospects for immediate help is expensive - that's a good way of looking at it.
But as Hainsey being like Chelios, I disagree. Hainsey reminds me more of ... Tom Kurvers...

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