2011-12 All Purpose Kings Trade Rumors and Proposals Thread
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11-20-2011, 04:20 AM
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What would you give for one week of Sidney Crosby? Not much, I thought so. Taking "risk" means that you have certain expectation, could be gain, could be loss. What the rest of us are saying is, that the expectation of getting Parise longterm is the same whether we trade for him or not - he will talk to us as UFA. So why giving anything for him?
It seems like a subject where we will just have to agree to disagree. The assets that some would give for rental Parise seems crazy to me.
And yeah, Bernier+Voynov for signed Parise would be too good to pass. But that is not on the table and will never be in my opinion.
That is the theoretical proposal on the table, of course it won't happen, but that is the one we are discussing. Teams that spend the assets, trade for the player, and get that exclusivity negotiating with the player have a significantly higher chance of signing him. This is the reality all modern NHL GM's face, and when the player you have been seeking becomes available, sometimes you just need the moxy to roll the dice. Bernier and Voynov are great assets, but they are expendable assets, and the price is not close to overpayment. There should be no hesitation, you can't let it go to a bidding war or else you'll lose, but you have a great advantage and are the favorite to win if you make the trade. You have to spend if you are serious about acquiring a superstar player.
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