Thread: Value of: Ryan Malone
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06-13-2012, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Tender Rip View Post
Well.... I am game for the Malone-Martin trade.

A bizarre situation considering valuations when Martin signed with Pittsburgh, but I agree with the OP that Martin will likely find himself in a different organization and a pairing with Hedman would be good for both. Moreover, aside from the nightmare series against Philly, Martin has not been anywhere as bad as many/mopst would believe. The real problem with him is that his qualities weren't what Pittsburgh needed in a 5 million dollar D-man. Rather, his relative weaknesses were exactly the areas we needed to improve in (size, physicality, PP qualities from the right point). Put him in the right situation where his qualities addresses team needs, (big minutes, great skating and anticipation, great stickwork, very good and fast outlets from D aiding transition) and you have a player who is worth his cap-hit and a first pairing D-man.
Well put.

The advanced stats for Martin were actually pretty decent. They don't tell the whole story, of couse, but Martin could not have been as bad as made out, by some, to be.

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