Thread: Value of: Zach Parise + NJ 2011 1st
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01-19-2011, 08:46 AM
Bourne Endeavor
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Originally Posted by Blackjack View Post
I love Parise, I would have his babies. But Pittsburgh would never do this. You're talking about a 24 year old who is averaging 97 points per year vs. a 26 year old who is averaging 66 points per year and coming back from knee surgery. There is just no way a draft pick, even a #1 overall can make up the difference (unless there's a Crosby/Ovechkin type talent available, in which case the Devils obviously would never make the trade)
While the Devils may have to add slightly. I do not believe a deal around Malkin and Parise/First is completely out there. Parise's numbers would skyrocket being on Crosby's line and Staal's would improve on the second line. That first could be used to draft another winger for Staal or further bolster the defense. There is definitely potential to this trade.

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