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01-31-2010, 03:09 PM
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People are against trading for Lecavalier but are for trading for Kovalchuk? It's going to cost the same to acquire both, whereas one is signed long term and the other is not. One is over paid and the other will soon be or will go to Russia. One is a tough as nails leader, the other sulks when contract talks go south. If I had to pick the better player to fit with the Kings plans long term, it's Lecavalier all day and twice on Sunday. The pros and cons of getting Lecavalier outweigh the pros and cons of Ilya Kovalchuk. The main benefit of acquiring Lecavalier is that he takes heat off of Anze Kopitar. If you're an opposing coach, who do you put your stopper line out against? The Kopitar line, or the Lecavalier line? It's a match up nightmare, as opposed to having Kovalchuk on the same line as Kopitar where you put your stopper line out against one line.

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