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03-06-2004, 02:15 PM
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The story goes that the Canadiens offered three different prospects and the Rangers chose Balej because Andy Bathgate is a roving scout in the Hamilton area for the Rangers. I bet Bathgate is the one who initiated this deal since he has been talking Balej up all year. I doubt Gainey went to the Rangers. I bet Sather asked around amongst his scouts for their recommendations on prospects and Bathgate mentioned Balej.
Well done , Balej was clearly the Best Dog this year and he also showed an exellent work ethic . They wanted Komiarek but the Habs won't trade him .
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