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04-06-2009, 01:01 PM
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Staal has more value do to his defensive game and his playoff experience.
One could make the argument that both of their upsides offset each other. But being as Staal is now starting to take off since his line is being put into a more offensive role, and if his play continues through the playoffs, then his value goes up.
If it were straight-up, the Shero never does it as this trade would not do anything more than what we are already sitting on. Adding a first rounder would be something to think about, be even then, it doesn't help us now.
the problem with the trade is that there's no reason for either team to do it. Presumably both teams really like each of their players (I know that the oilers are very high on Gagner, I assume that the Pens feel similarly about Staal) From an Edmonton perspective the only way they are likely to move Gagner is as part of a huge move, Staal isn't that, and as has been mentioned before, the pens are in no position where they have need or desire to move Staal. All these proposals where people figure they know that one person who can fix all the teams problems so i'll throw some names out there and argue that it's a great deal are so silly, there's much more to making a trade than simply names. Team needs, team wants, contract situations, situations with individual players etc etc.
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