A deal for Joni Pitkanen
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05-23-2008, 02:20 PM
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Land of no calls..
I find it amusing that this "Home-Grown" mentality often seems to overshadow the players actual abilities and performance.
I'm wondering if people are so hell-bent on keeping some of our home-grown players, that they fail to realize that the majority of them are simply mediocre NHLers at best.
Do you want to hold out and wait for players to develop? Or do you want to win asap? You can't expect to have both.
Pitkanen, excuses aside, is good replacement for Rozsival. Tyutin's physical game can be replaced by a small trade or by signing a UFA. Tyutin is/was
to be a great defensemen. He isn't there yet.
If you can get Pitkanen on the 2nd pairing, and add Orpik to the 3rd pairing, you're in better shape than you were last season already even before you find someone to pair with Staal.
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