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05-03-2012, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist View Post
Wow, we're talking about a guy who missed an entire year of development. Look, i'll support galchenyuk if he's drafted by us but lets not think miracles. Corey Locke had great years in the OHL, your point?

You keep saying 50 points per year. Staal is not a 50 point player. It's evident to anyone that while he's not a franchise center he's not a 3rd liner.

I'd rather trade the vets and build up honestly, but it won't happen, and Staal is not a fix, he's a long term piece for the core. He's same age as subban, price, pacioretty...He's EXACTLY in the right spot to be a huge addition to our core. No one expects him to be a savior.
I have no problem trading vets for Staal outside of Subban, Price and Patches. Just don't sell the farm for some instantaneous help that'll come in the form of 50-60 pts is all I'm saying.

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