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03-25-2005, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Hi-wayman
I see Pyatt as worth more around the league in trade than what Pittsburgh is offering. Secondly, if indeed Pyatt eventually matures into the type of player he was expected to be when drafted, Buffalo would prefer he wasn't in the same conference as they are.

For Pyatt, I could see the Canucks offering Buffalo:

Kirill Koltsov (an offensive/PPQ defenseman I would rate superior to Lupaschuck)
plus Buffalo's choice of:

N Smith (a 1st round pick that is struggling like Pyatt, but who could also still pan out)
B Ried (a small, but very skilled & quick forward)
I would take koltsov and ried for pyatt. I really like ried and koltsov has potential. The only problem i see with ried is that i am not sure the sabres need another small forward. I am growing impatient with pyatt. The vancouver proposal is definitely better than the pittsburg one. I would say no to the pitt prop.

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