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06-19-2011, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Brian Boyle View Post
If any team was adding to that, it would probably be the Rangers. It's pretty fair straight up, though, so it's a matter of how each team values their players.

I'm not so sure about making that trade, though -- Pavelski is a good player, but I'm not so sure he's the player I want centering my #1 line. He's above average in each aspect of the game, but not elite in any sense. I'd rather break the bank and pay the price for Stastny, as he has put up "elite" level numbers. If the Rangers are trading their #2 defenseman, I think they would either:

a. want an improvement on Girardi back
b. want a player that won't turn redundant -- Pavelski is probably the ceiling for Stepan, now that I think about it.
This is exactly why the Sharks sweeten the pot for the Rangers. Defenseman in recent trades are more valued, see Johnson and Goligoski trades.

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