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06-24-2012, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Zetterberg4Captain View Post
again man the value of the trade was this and only this
- he traded staal(a great player) for Sutter(a good young player who is highly regarded) AND the 8th overall pick(and got a top dman prospect) which bodes well for the pens future
-AND in doing so freed up cap space that can be either used to sign a parise/semin or simply used to retain his own elite superstars(crosby, malkin, letang)

its a win-win no matter which way you look at it
Using that method of evaluating trades, no team ever makes a bad one.

Carolina can argue they traded a 3rd line center and a draft pick that is as likely to bust as be a part of Pittsburgh's future for a 1st line player and they still have enough cap space to attract big name FA's. (Even more than Pittsburgh)

The trade will be evaluated by how well the teams do over the next season(s), not based on opinions of which team got the better return.

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