It is Boyling this time of year. (Offseason Speculation Thread Part IV)
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06-15-2012, 09:13 PM
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There is simply no way that this team can get better by trading Marleau. None.
Hypothetically, if you traded Marleau for a package similar to Mike Richards (less, but you get the idea), and then proceeded to sign Parise, the team would technically be better.
At worst, the Marleau to Parise flip is a lateral move (I'd argue Parise is better if not simply because of the age factor). Both are good defensively. Marleau has size and is more physical. Parise is a better forechecker and is more crafty.
Unrealistic yes, but it's not like one of those ridiculous impossible scenarios like trading Marleau for Giroux/Crosby (which also would make the team better).
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