Ryan Suter for an equally valuable center
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05-03-2006, 03:30 AM
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Legwand is not worth the 7th overall - even in a supposedly weak draft. After 8 years in the NHL, he has failed to crack 20 goals and he'll be an UFA when this current contract expires (not sure when that happens). I'd maybe offer a third but that would be about it. Or, if I believed that he could score more in a different city - I might raise the offer to a 2nd rounder.
And, although I do think we have some very good (but not top tier) prospects up front: O'Marra, Nillson, Comeau, etc, I wouldn't sacrifice any of them for Legwand.
If you're looking for a "dyamic presence" up front, or a banger on the blueline, the match is not there with the Isles.
6 years in the NHL, actually. He played in one game in 98-99 and obviously there was no 03-04 season. He's also only 25 years old. While I agree with you that the #7 overall pick is definitely a bit much, suggesting that he's worth a third is utterly absurd. He made some big strides improving his overall game in 03-04 and looked to have a breakout season but got hurt and only played about half of the games. I still think he's right on the verge of a breakout year, you certainly can't deny his enormous talent.
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