Thread: Value of: Zach Parise + NJ 2011 1st
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01-19-2011, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by wicker View Post
A package like that would get you a great player, but it doesn't seem very viable. A trade of that magnitude would, in my opinion, have a very slim chance of happening. A straight up Parise for X swap is more likely. Perhaps for Malkin or Weber?

The Kings wouldn't pull the trigger on the Doughty + Schenn for Parise + potential first over all because that would set the franchise back. Considerably. When Doughty is on his game, like he was last year, he is absolutely a difference maker, and he is something else. While it is possible to draft another defenseman - Larsson - with that pick, you're still drafting a kid who doesn't have the same promise that Doughty does. Drew had the kind of season as a 19/20 year old that only Orr has had in recent memory. It might seem as though that's overhyping him, but it's true. He is the youngest defenseman since Orr to be nominated for the Norris, and already has a World Championship silver and a gold Olympic medal under his belt as a 21 year old. He is experiencing a Junior Jinx, and it is hurting the team.

Parise is enticing, but I think the best thing for the Devils franchise would be to re-sign him, and draft Larsson, if he is available at their slot. They already have guys like Urbom and Merrill, so it would be adding another gem to their solid group of young defenseman.
I agree for the most part, but Doughty is no Orr. He has neither the speed nor scoring ability that Orr had (but he's the best of all time so it's not an insult think of Orr as Scott Niedermayer speed and skating +, with a scoring ability like Malkin +, no one compares today). No doubt he has perennial Norris potential but we still need a couple years to get a good read on him.

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