Thread: Value of: Thrashers 1st round pick
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05-24-2009, 07:42 PM
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The Thrashers also need size, grit, and to improve their PK.

They score enough goals to compete as is, what they need is to tighten up the PK and prevent more goals against. Staal helps there.
But that's the role he already plays for the Pens. A team trading for Staal would be one ready to give him more opportunities offensively, because they can get more from him than the Pens are now.

If the Thrashers are making a move primarily to improve their penalty killing, size and grit, they can do better than the 4th overall for Staal. They can address those issue by signing veterans and use their first either as a trading chip to a much harder-to-fix problem (like acquiring a first line player) or to draft a potential franchise player.

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