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07-10-2012, 11:20 AM
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Are you freaking kidding me?
He has had two solid seasons of producing 40 + pts, 20 G, and he only makes 3.25 M.
His value is around a mid 2nd + project prospect IMO.
Players like David Steckel get traded for a 4th.
I agree that a 2nd and project prospect are probably close to fair value for MacA. The problem I see with MacA is that he doesn't do anything well enough to be considered a specialist - ie. he isn't stellar defensively (PK) or overly physical (fights, blocked shots etc.) and he isn't a proven scorer. Yes he has 1 60+ point season in a year when everyone else on his line had their best offensive seasons but in his other 3 and a bit seasons he is basically been a 35-40 pt player making him a below average 2nd line winger without the attributes to be an elite 3rd line winger. The other issue effecting MacA's value is that he's only 1 year from free agency so any team looking to add MacA need to consider whether or not he will stick around past this year. His 3.25 cap hit isn't too bad, but it's a lot for a 3rd liner so his value would be higher to a team in need of improving their top 6 - but if MacA is in your top 6 you probably are not a contender and don't really want a 1 year rental at the expense of prospects and picks. I don't see teams lining up to acquire MacA, he seems more like a less expensive option if other deals don't go through.
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