2011-12 All Purpose Kings Trade Rumors and Proposals Thread
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11-20-2011, 02:51 AM
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You have to pay to play. Parise is an elite level talent. For comparisons sake, observe the price of other premium forwards who were pending free agents.
Ilya Kovalchuk traded to New Jersey by Atlanta with Anssi Salmela and Atlanta's 2nd round choice (Jonathon Merrill) in 2010 Entry Draft for Johnny Oduya, Niclas Bergfors, Patrice Cormier and New Jersey's 1st (later traded to Chicago - Chicago selected Kevin Hayes) and 2nd (later traded to Chicago - Chicago selected Justin Holl) round choices in 2010 Entry Draft, February 4, 2010.
Marian Hossa traded to Pittsburgh by Atlanta with Pascal Dupuis for Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen, Angelo Esposito and Pittsburgh's 1st round choice (Daulton Leveille) in 2008 Entry Draft, February 26, 2008.
The Kings would be getting the best player in the trade and have exclusive negotiating rights with Parise for the next eight months. If you can get a player like Parise for that package, you do it.
Hossa is the very reason why you don't do a deal like that. Luckily for the Pens, Dupuis has turned out to be the 2nd best player in the deal. For the record, Hossa only played 12 games and scored 10 points for the Pens.
There are GMs that will take risky moves, I'm just glad DL isn't one of them.
Edit: Hossa did have a good playoffs for the pens apparently.
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