Thread: Speculation: Teemu: a faint hope?
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01-09-2012, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by jazznik View Post
Teemu is still a great player and would be a great pickup but where are some of these trade suggestions coming from? A 3rd rounder? A 3rd rounder and a marginal prospect or Flood? Why the hell would the Ducks do that? If they are going to get such a poor return better just let him play out his career in Anaheim, that's worth more in fan interest/excitement alone.

The guy's still scoring at a ppg pace, add in his huge experience level and he's not being moved for less than a 1st rounder, probably more.

Dustin Penner went for a 1st, former 1st round pick and conditional 3rd, Teemu is ten times the player Penner has ever been.

Even if Teemu say's he'll only waive to go to the Jets the Ducks will still want good value.

At the sort of price the Ducks will command it's not worth it for the Jets, someone going for a cup will be willing to pay it (Philly, Detroit, Boston) but the Jets should stay away.
A player that will retire at the end of the season, and basically hand picks where he goes IF he decides to go anywhere will in no way garner a 1st round pick.


PS if a team is moronic enough to give the Ducks a 1st round pick for Selanne, they deserve what they get. I could see Burke doing it because he is an idiot, and Millbury, should he get another GM job in the NHL.

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