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01-19-2011, 11:13 PM
Join Date: Jun 2002
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You have a very valid point their I will acknowledge. Than the only other player that the Devils would probably want would be Kesler, however the Nucks wouldn't
of course the Canucks wouldn't consider it... Kesler has more value than Parise right now.
The only way that Parise is moved is if he has to be... if he refuses to sign a long-term extension or just wants out. If that happens, then you're not going to get a player anywhere near Kesler's worth for Parise. If the Devils are forced to deal him, his value - like it is for all assets in this situation - will be limited.
As it is right now, Kesler is not only having another fantastic season, he's already locked up for 6 years, at a very good cap hit of $5mill, a level he's already performing above right now, and his contract takes him right through his prime years and ends when he's 32. If Parise signs that same type of deal, then his value becomes comparable, considering that they are already comparable players on the ice... but chances are that he'll get a bigger contract, and until he signs, his future comes with question marks, which limit his value.
I doubt any team would deal an asset like Kesler for one like Parise. If that's all you'd be willing to move him for, then you better hope he commits long-term to the Devils... if he doesn't, whatever he returns will be a major disappointment for Devils' fans.
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