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WHOM WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE?
Kostya Kennedy
November 13, 2000
SANDIS OZOLINSH HURRICANES DTraded from Colorado in June, the 6'3" 205-pounder recently signed a five-year, $25.5 million deal. A fabulous playmaker and four-time All Star, his 10 points at week's end gave him 379 in 519 career games.
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November 13, 2000

Whom Would You Rather Have?

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SANDIS OZOLINSH
HURRICANES D
Traded from Colorado in June, the 6'3" 205-pounder recently signed a five-year, $25.5 million deal. A fabulous playmaker and four-time All Star, his 10 points at week's end gave him 379 in 519 career games.

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ADAM FOOTE
AVALANCHE D
The anchor of Colorado's defense, the 6'2" 215-pounder recently signed a four-year, $17 million extension. A mobile and intimidating presence, his nine points so far this season gave him 140 in 572 career games.

The Verdict: The Wizard of Oz makes plays that lift fans from their seats, but our choice is Foote, whose D frees others to gamble offensively.

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