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06-28-2012, 08:48 AM
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Agnostic
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Originally Posted by Malakhov View Post
We need more time to develop our prospects before talking about any trades. Plekanec is the perfect kind of player you need to have around to show an example to the youngsters, he's an hard working guy and fully devoted to this team and his contract is a very reasonable one, it makes no sense to trade him right now. I say he will probably be traded to a contender when our prospects are ready or give us even more depth and be part of the cup run.
Ultimately this is the answer to the question. The question has to be answered in the context the team finds itself in - several years and several prospect developments away from getting into the league's upper echelon.

This isn't a firesale, but management has to be minded to the end-game, and I think in this case neither DD or Plekanec are on the block, but neither Plekanec or DD will be around when the team eventually reaches competetive status. they will be replaced as better alternatives present themselves.

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