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03-15-2012, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by WestIslander View Post
Normand Flynn is saying on TSN 990 right now that Montreal should trade Tomas Plekanec + 1st round draft pick in 2012 to Pittsburgh for Jordan Staal, he say's Jordan Staal would make this team better overnight and can be a very good 1st or second line centre.

So...

Pacioretty - Desharnais - Cole
Bourque - Staal - Gionta
Moen - Eller - Leblanc
Geoffrion - White - Staubitz

Markov - Emelin
Gorges - Subban
Kaberle - Weber

Price
Budaj


Personally, I would not DO IT because I want the top 3 to 5 pick this year and Plekanec is better than this season.

DISCUSS!!!
Other than being bigger there is nothing Staal can do that Plekanec can't. We'd save close to 1 mil in cap space, but lose a probable top 5 pick.

I'm sure Staal could be a 60-65 point producer with more ice time, but he'd still be a 1b like Plekanec and people would still be complaining taht we don't have atrue 80 point #1 center.

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