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03-06-2004, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Park #2
Pittsburgh has no choice - they must give up the #1 pick. It's a budget move - they simply cannot pay. Stars don't make a difference in Pittsburgh - which is why they they've simply traded all that they have.

They will either draft him and have a bidding war (ala Lindros/Quebec) or will try to maneuver to stockpile some picks/player around draft day. IF they win the lottery.
I dissagree. Pittsburg will pony up the money. There only chance for success is to get a young star to rejuvenate hockey in Pittsburgh. They moved up to #1 last year for Fleury and gave him the necessary contract so why not with Ovechkin?

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