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07-29-2009, 05:58 PM
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Rarely Sober
I'm sorry if the board came off as overly blunt or rude regarding your Avery idea. I think Sean Avery is just a particularly sensitive topic, around here. Though, I know sometimes I'm guilty of coming off as an a-hole, even when I don't intend to. It's just an unfortunate by-product of my poor writing skills. I could
the same thing in a face to face conversation and not have it misinterpreted as me being a dick head. It seems like on the internet I'm arrogant and rude even though in real life I'm a total *****cat, a sweetheart. I guess, on message boards, it's too easy to get lazy about choosing words carefully and making sure that the tone of your reply is the one you intended. Though, I'm not sure I'm actually capable of truly conveying the tone I'd like to with any kind of regularity. I just never made it far enough in school, I guess.
Anyway, about Marleau and Thornton, it's not too often that you see All-Star players, in their primes, traded to division rivals. I doubt very much that the Sharks would be interested in trading either to us. Also, I don't think the Coyotes would be too interested in paying, in terms of assets, what it would cost to acquire either player. San Jose would probably be looking for a kid like Turris, Boedker, or Larsson. Further, I don't think the Coyotes can afford either player, considering our financial issues and their respective salaries. Putting all of that aside, and just looking purely at which player would be the better fit, not taking into consideration what holes would open up in the potential trade, I would say Joe Thornton. He's just the better player. Marleau is the better skater, better defensive player, and a team captain, but I think in a case like that, you just have to take Thornton, who when he's on his game, can be as good an offensive player as anyone on the planet, not named Ovechkin, Crosby, or Malkin.
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