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07-08-2012, 09:25 PM
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You will get Staal in a deal, but Stepan/Krieder is pretty much out of the question. Stepan is a reach only if Nashville is willing to send back a 2nd line center in return.
A deal would probably look something like this:
Staal, Haglein(right now a 3rd liner but Extremely likely 2nd line ceiling)/ 1 or 2 prospects/ 1 or 2 picks. That is about as good as your going to get from the Rangers and that aint too shabby.
The situation is whether or not you want a top 6 forward or a top 2 Dman more. If you want the forwards, then your probably doing business with the Flyers.
If you want a Dman more, your better doing biz with the Rangers.
Vancouver will probably try to swap Edler with you guys to see if he will sign a long term extension with Nashville. But who knows how that will turn out. Staal is signed up for three more years.
you're correct and I suspect with our defensive prospects looking to blossom in the next couple of years, I think we go looking for the elite forward and take a serviceable d-man rather than the other way around.
if Philly will part with Couturier, I don't think there will be anyone else in the running...
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