Thread: Simon to Flames
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03-06-2004, 06:02 PM
Park #2
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Originally Posted by Barnaby
The only way to pull out is to have a superstar rejuvenate hockey in the area. Malkin or Barker won't do that but Ovechkin might. When push comes to shove Ovechkin is their best chance to get going again IMO.
I don't want to argue about this... but this is pretty much known. Jagr was a superstar, Kovalev was scoring 45 per year. They can't pay Fleury the NHL portion of his contract. Even with Lemieux playing, who is a hero to that city, they didn't draw big after the initial spark wore off.

Time will tell, but I guarantee they trade the pick or the player post pick. The only saving grace is that they could draft the player, and hold it through the lockout giving them added time to work through their mangled finances.

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