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04-24-2009, 01:24 AM
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JDM
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Originally Posted by Stoneface Vimes View Post
If the price were right, Marleau wouldn't strike you as appealing?
Hmmm.... what's the 'right' price?

If he were signed longer maybe I'd be more interested.

I guess if it was a steal of a deal I would take him, but I don't think I'd want to trade away what most would probably consider fair value for him.

Let's take Johnson. I would trade a package around Johnson for the three I mentioned, but Marleau. If San Jose was just cutting salary and wanted picks and prospects, I probably would. The 5th overall? I would definately trade it for a handful of players, but I don't think I would for Marleau. Maybe I'm stupid, or crazy. Or both.

I'd be more inclined to wait until he's UFA and sign him then, when we hopefully have a year of playoffs under our belt. Now? He's too old for me to be someone to build around with this group, and not superstarish enough to want to give away too much of this team to get him.

Marleau is a great player, one whose game I've always admired and respected, but I just don't think he's for the Kings for whatever reason.

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