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01-19-2012, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by MXD View Post
It basically means that we'll have a sub-par 1st C.
Why?

He HAVE a sub-par 1st C right now in Plek, how are we going to upgrade by trading HIM? And both Desharnais and Eller have minimal trade value except as throw-ins (another thing that went well in the past) and also minimal impact on the budget. Obviously the salary that must be moved to upgrade the center is Gomez, and that means that Molson has to bite the bullet once and for all and send him down. We cannot hope to ice a competitive in the cap era team with his salary as an anchor.There is no other way.

This is pure fantasy, but for example imagine the team with

Getzlaf/Parise/??? (very good offensive center)
Desharnais (good offensive center with potential)
Plekanec (two way center, PK specialist)
Eller (good defensive center with upside)

To me, this could be Stanley Cup calibre. With a bit of luck, the team's retooling could be quicker than anticipated.

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