Guys, were comparing apples and lemons here, There is no comparing a free agent
signing (Sheppard) to trading our young talent for Primeau. One has nothing to do
with the other. How the two get compared as the same is a mystery. If signing a
total free agent helps and its a reasonable price ? Fine. But, do not compare it in any
way to a trade for Keith Primeau.
As far as the trades with the team I have to ask this as a group question:
Why is it isles fans always seem to think we have to give other teams the store to
do a trade ? Raise the expectations, we want other teams to give, we dumped
Look at the garbage the Panthers gave away for Pavel Bure, tell me there is one fan
in Vancouver that would not have taken Berard and Palffy last december instead ?
Bottom Line: when these trades do happen it usually for a lot less than everyone
thought it would take to get a trade done. Why ? the team that has a Yashin, or a
Federov, or a Primau has a big distraction over its organization, for a while we had
Kirk Muller, who sucked, but was a big distraction, and in most cases teams settle
for a little less to get a deal done, and move on. As good as Ottawa is after a while
they will get him off that team because win or lose, every day the fans are going to
make Yashin as big as the games.
What did Detroit get for Primeau ?
What did Oleg Tverdovsky costs the Ducks ?
What did the Habs get for Patrick Roy again ?
After a while you have to deal at any costs, which is why potential becomes a cheap
alternative and excuse to get rid of a problem. Bottom line, you would be surprised
how little it may take to trade for Yashin .
Berard for Potvin will be one of the worst trades ever REGARDLESS of where
their careers take them from here. Its a trade the Toronto make straight up for Scott
La Chance just to get rid of Potvin's salary.
Game Notes-Why does Pavel Bure always decide to start his comeback against the
isles ? And that nothing Ray Whitney ALWAYS does something against the isles.
Tim Connolly-2 goals in 8 games on pace for 20 goals ? How many 20 goals
scorers did the isles have last year ?
Keep him right here where he belongs.