Thread: Speculation: Would Weber get us Stamkos?
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07-11-2011, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by RaiderDoug View Post
We'd need to add significant pieces to Weber to get Stamkos.

Rinne won't come close to getting Stamkos - goalies are fickle. Unless you're talking about Brodeur in his prime, you really don't ever know what you're going to get with a goaltender. IMHO, that why the value of goaltenders are low as UFAs and on the trade market. And considering the history of goaltenders who leave Nashville's system and coaching, (Ellis flop, Mason flop, Vokoun only solid), Tampa won't touch that with a 10' pole.

Weber would be the start of a package that could do it, but Stamkos's value is probably just below that of an Ovechkin/Crosby. As rare as guys like Weber are, a guy like Stamkos comes along even less often. We'd be in a bidding war with every team in the league.
I'd actually do Suter and Colin Wilson for Stamkos and Brett Clark.

Suter and Clark are UFA at season's end and effectively replace each other in terms of D and Wilson gives Tampa a young offensive player to fit into their system and cushion the blow of losing Stamkos. Suter would be an incredible fit in Boucher's system and Stamkos in ours.

A win-win...

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