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03-06-2011, 01:55 PM
angry pirate
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Originally Posted by BaseballCoach View Post
The problem with your equation is that the issue is not Tinordi versus Penner in a vaccuum. The issue is 7 years of Tinordi plus 7 years of the 1st round pick we give up versus 1.25 years of Penner, who is being paid $4.25M to boot.

I maintain we are better off getting a similar player (to the one that some here dream that Penner is) via FA and signing him for years, even if at a salary of slightly higher than $4.25M than giving up huge assets for a short contract.
What's to say we have Tinordi in the NHL for 7 years? What's to say this unknown first round pick ever makes the NHL let alone 7 years worth. Tinordi is not expected to step into the NHL right away by the sounds of things.

If we're going to make assumptions why can't we assume we'll be able to resign Penner to a 5 year deal?

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