Ray Whitney to Pens Imminent (MOD EDIT: No, ESPN just wants you to pay them money)
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01-18-2010, 11:52 PM
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I didn't say anyone was asking. I was saying that it would take a huge overpayment from what you may value him at. He's young, cheap, and provides a lot more then just points for the Canes. He brings physicality up front, something we mostly lack otherwise, he seems to be the key to keeping Pitkanen happy, and he does put up points.
We don't want to try and overpay for Crosby or Malkin. But the point was that in order to get a player explicitly named as a key part of the team we're going to try and build going forward, you're going to have to overpay significantly.
As for Whitney versus Guerin or whoever, Whitney had 77 points last year, good enough for a tie for 22nd in the NHL. Below him were players such as Staal, Spezza, Alfredsson, Heatley and Hossa. Guerin had 48 points last year. They're not comparables.
You want to think about what you would give up for him as a rental? Think about what you gave for Hossa
It will not take half of what it took to get Hossa to get Whitney. A 2nd rounder and a prospect will probably suffice.
Not two young roster players, a top prospect, and a 1st rounder.
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