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05-03-2012, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Jim Bob View Post
I don't see why the Sabres need to add a 1st to the deal.

They both have similiar cap hits ($5.3M per for JP and $5.1M for BR), Ryan is only under contract for one more season (JP is UFA in '14 & BR is UFA in '15), and their stats over the past 4 seasons are pretty close (BR 249pts in 309GP vs JP 253pts in 319GP).

Ryan is younger. Pominville is more experienced and the team's captain.

Ryan is bigger and more physical, but Pominville is better defensively and blocks more shots.

Ryan is the better goal scorer and Pominville is the better set up guy.

I could see Ryan having slightly more value due to the age/size advantage. But, not enough to warrant adding a 1st rounder to the deal.
you dont get players like Ryan by paying "equal/fair value"...

Same with guys like JStaal... gotta start accepting that if you want to acquire these types of players (I DO)... then giving up our "nice" talent (that's gotten us no where) + high end future assets is what it's going to take... and that's probably still not enough.

I would trade the entire "old" Rochester core (van, roy, poms, miller)... along with as many non buffalo prospects as it took ... for Ryan and Jstaal....

Miller, Roy, Nash 1st
for
Ryan, Hiller

Pominville, Adam, Pysyk
for
Staal

Vanek
for
Tuomo Ruutu

Leopold
for
2nd

sign Parise
sign Suter
sign McClement
sign Sulzer


Parise-Staal-Ryan
Leino-CoHo-Ruutu
Foligno-Ennis-Stafford
Gerbe-McClement-Kaleta/McCormick
x Ellis

Suter-Myers
Sulzer-Ehrhoff
Sekera-Regehr
x Weber

yay!
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