Guy Gardener wrote:
If they hadn't killed Jennifer, gods know who would have been given that command in orbit of Bajor, and the Worm hole would never have been found, and the Dominion war would have been delayed for centuries.
It always would have been Sisko. The prophets had already seen it.
Just like the Prophets always knew Winn Adami would be the bitch that let the Pah-Wraiths loose. She was destined. It didn't even require Opaka/Bareil dying for Winn to accomplish that feat, but it certainly made her job easier.