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06-13-2012, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Lemieuxfan View Post
If they won't give away an impact player, that's an easy no deal then, IMO..we should not rebulid now.
We aren't getting many equal players of Staal's caliber in a 1 for 1 swap. And certainly not Carolina. The biggest chip in that trade is Sutter and the 8th overall. You lose Staal but gain a young 3rd line center that is suited for the role and has upside plus a top 10 pick that can be an impact player down the line. There will be a 3rd piece to the deal as well.

Anyway, the main point is that you don't trade Staal because you want to. You trade him if he wants a bigger role and dollar elsewhere. So yeah, we would all love to see us keeping him or getting a massive overpayment, but it may not be that simple. Regardless, IF we trade Staal, I think the package will be solid and keep us competitive in the near term along with pieces to build the future.

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