Bob McKeinze (PECA RUMOR)
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12-03-2003, 06:34 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: San Diego
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I'd love to get Peca, although I think Bonk for Peca favours the Isles, and we aren't even taking the Mad Mike factor into account. That being said, I would be happy if this deal went through. I think this would put more pressure on Spezza to prove he is a top 2 line center, but we need a player like Peca more than a player like Bonk.
Pure offensive production-wise, yes Bonk is superior to Peca at this point in their collective careers. Heck, Bonk is a solid two-way player, period.
But Peca is an odd player, not unlike Bobby Holik. His value goes way beyond the stat sheet, more so than most players. Will suggest that he could easily be what Brian Skrudland was to Florida in '96; Keane to Dallas in '99; Nieuwendyk to NJ, etc.
And, IMHO, he could deliver that missing ingredient - the sandpaper, the glue, that Ottawa needs to round out its team. From afar, your team does not lack in offensive talent. And true, this move would demand that Spezza step up rapidly. But it's a gutsy move worth making if you are shooting for the Cup.
Personally, I hope NYI retains one of its few gutty players and adds around him, rather than making him a scapegoat for a misguided GM.
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