Thread: Simon to Flames
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03-07-2004, 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by True Blue
Is it just me or is Sather loading up on players w/ no more than 3rd/4th line potential? Ortmeyer and Murray have ceilings of 3rd liners. The edmonton trade brought back a guy who projects to be a Marchant type of 3rd liner. Now this trade w/ Calgary brings back one who looks to be yet another 3rd liner and one that MAY be a 4th liner.
One would think with the Rangers missing the playoffs for 4 straight years, that there would be ONE blue chip prospect around. Instead we have Tyutin (don't quite know if he's "blue-chip" or not) and Jessiman, who is a HUGE project. Jessiman won't pay dividends for another 4 years, as power forwards take much longer to develop (look at Bertuzzi, Prims, and Doan for proof).
Now half of our trades have netted us more 3rd liners.
Did you think Simon was going to net you a first line prospect? The only 1 or 2 who could were Kovalev and Leetch ... and kovalev did (Balez and a 2nd) and so did Leetch in Kondretiev and a 1st and 2nd ... not sure who else you wanted him to trade for a top line prospect ...

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