Thread: Proposal: Saad for Plekanec
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09-06-2012, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Clipitar View Post
3-4 years ago, I would agree Roy's value is equal if not superior to Plekanec's. However, recent injury woes and and a minor decline in Roy's game definitely tilt the value debate in Plek's favor, who has actually continued growing into the 2-way stud (borderline Selke candidate, IMO) that he currently is.

Also, I have to mention I've never liked Buffalo's return in the Roy to Dallas trade, so it is hardly convincing for me to argue a Plekanec deal would involve a similar return. Pardy is a non-factor in that trade, from my understanding of things. Very bad value for an above-average 2-way 2nd line C.
Also Roy's value was lowered by the fact that he only has one year remaining on his deal until he becomes a UFA (in addition to his injury issues, decline in production, and rumors of being a problem in the locker room). Plekanec is a better player on a better deal at this point. Montreal should definitely be able to return more for him than Buffalo did for Roy.

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