A deal for Joni Pitkanen
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05-24-2008, 01:20 AM
The Incredible Hank
Join Date: Nov 2007
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Free agency starts at 27 now--not 31. If the Rangers are going to give up a player like Tyutin (who signed a 4 year extension and will not become a free agent until he's 29), they better get a player they feel will be a more important part of the puzzle for at least that long (and I think there is a very good chance Pitkanen has more potential than Tyutin in the long term). If Sather chooses to trade for Pitkanen, it's very likely he won't want to string him along--he'll want want to get him signed to a long term contract. To do that, he's going to have to pay him like the defenseman he thinks he'll become, not the one he already is.
i understand what your saying, i am not doubting that Pitkanen has more potential than Tyutin either. personally i dont know if i want to see us take a chance on Pitkanen.
i am on the fence with this one, i would love it if he came here and was the defenseman his potential projects him to be but there is the other side of the coin where i am weary of everything that has been said about him and of his supposed consistency issues. seems Oilers fans love him and Flyers well not so much.
But if a deal did happen then i would be hopefull and would gve him a chance and not chastise him for things in the past, if he came in and was like Avery and excelled even though he had a bad rep previously i'd love that we all would.
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