The Webs/Suts Rose Ceremony - All Ryan Suter/Shea Weber FA talk
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01-19-2012, 10:23 AM
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Not sure how it is a big "what if" due to the fact that we got a Peter Forsberg at the end of his career and gave up 3-first round picks. One actual first round pick, another one that had developed to the point of being NHL ready, and a third that was a few years away from being NHL ready. And that was for a rental player...
So for Suter, who is entering his prime, I most definitely think we can get a 2nd (or even 3rd as long as he is an upgrade over Boullion and Hillen) pairing dman, a top 6 forward ready to contribute now and a 1st round pick. No doubt....
The big if of if he is definitely gone or not still looms. If he is still undecided, it might be better to keep him than to move him. Without being in the negotiations we don't know if it's 50/50 that he stays or 75/25 in either direction and that information drives everything else.
Say Poile then decides to move him the question of who has the right pieces to make it worth dumping him during the season comes into play. Tampa will be a seller, but, lack the defense to send us a guy in return. Carolina becomes an option with Allen or Gleason coupled with maybe Jokinen. I'm not sure Anaheim parts with both Beauchemin and one of their forwards within the conference. Both the Isles and Oil have a lot of young scoring forwards and great draft positions every year, but, there's some risk taking from their bluelines where they aren't very deep ... some decent young talent but no studs.
Saying to move him by day X if he hasn't signed is easy. Calculating if that is truly the right move is much more difficult ... then getting the needed return just complicates things. Sometimes the right move is a bold one, sometimes it is best to make a cautious move, and others the right move is no move at all. From our position in an information vacuum it's hard to see which is the right choice.
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