Thread: Speculation: Thomas for Pat Kane???
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02-15-2012, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by VanIsle View Post
I know, I have a Thomas avatar and a Thomas jersey in my closet.

But I would trade Lidstrom/Selanne for Kane as well.

I know it may not be right, and my heart says it is wrong, but for a young proven player or a guy that is going to retire in a few years, you go with the young proven player every time.

I bet if a poll was created not many people would trade Kane for Thomas because of the age thing.
Kane isn't going to change we're a defense first team. I love Tuukka, have all the confidence he can take over when TT is eventually spent, or gone. He still has a ton to prove. As much as it hurts to say it, all he's proven in terms of Stanley Cups is; he can open the bench door, and 3 goals in game 7 just wasn't enough.

People want to kid themselves that you can just plop Tuukka in there in the playoffs, and we have the same chance to repeat. Not reality. TT has proven he can give up a goal and battle back. That he can break a teams will. Get better as a series goes on. Win three game 7's. You can't buy that. Waited 39 years for it. Insanity.

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