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06-07-2012, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Redcoyote View Post
I dont want to lose Yandle but Id rather be watching the Coyotes in the finals right now. Maybe Im alone but until we fix the center problem I doubt we get any closer than we did this year.
Staal for Yandle in the WCF doesn't beat the kings.
The Coyotes had a great run and it was commendable, but they have some serious deficiencies which make it a run not likely to be repeated. Career years from aging players, some breakout playoff performances, and Smith playing out of his mind. The odds of just one of those things happening again next season isn't so hot.

And if we are going to go the route of "when was the last time X won the cup", when was the last time a team with no owner in the bottom 1/3rd of spending won the cup?

Staal just isn't that good either. Sure he'd instantly be number one on this team but so would a lot of centers. Toss in the fact that Staal's deal expires and its just insane and terrible asset management.

Originally Posted by BUX7PHX View Post
Yandle has talent, but he is not an asset that deserves to be in the untouchable realm.
Not untouchable, but worth more than Staal. Adding random crap picks that won't be a factor till 2015 or roster players won't even it either.

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