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09-11-2012, 02:45 AM
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Originally Posted by bernmeister View Post
Big time no.

We can talk about an alternate to St. Croix.

But Kreider is virtually untouchable. Granted, E Kane is a proven commodity. But we don't know the upside to Kreider yet. It might be higher. Both are big and strong, but CK is way faster skater than EK. Plus Kreider is beginning his ELC.

I would have an open mind to even considering trading him after a year or two and we get an idea of his ceiling, but not before, unless either Malkin or Stamkos is coming back.

Additionally, Staal is the best shut down D --- not the best overall D, just the best shut down D --- in the league, and if you don't extract a premium before from the Canes, you can get three full years under his contract.

So I consider that full value for EK.

If there were some sign and trade parallel, where you got him to sign 4-6 years on terms that Rangers ok'd beforehand, then we'd have to add some kind of premium for your trouble.

But that is not the case here. We get a brief discussion period to see if he would agree to an extension upon being traded. Jets are not otherwise put out. So no additional comp is in order.
Thought's like this are best to be keep inside your own head. The level of your homerism is beyond help, so there's no point in continuing in this discussion. Have yourself a nice rest.

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