Parise Vs Weber...
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04-28-2010, 07:57 PM
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I disagree Dulzhok. I think we can easily invest 13-15 million in two defenseman.
Having 1/3 of your budget invested in two players never easy. 18 more players to go.
Pittsburgh gets a way with it, but it's not easy. They surround Malkin and Crosby with 2nd-3rd tier wingers, and average dmen, but Malkin and Crosby are THAT good.
As good as Suter/Weber can be, they haven't carried us, and we haven't had playoff success with this "defense first" approach. I would welcome the chance to trade one of them for a bonafide young offensive force.
The other thing is we could lose Weber and Suter for nothing in 2 years. They might want to test UFA. They might want to play for a team where they have a better shot of winning. Poile needs to get a feel for this now. They are are two biggest assets, and we can't see either of them go for nothing.
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