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11-04-2012, 05:09 PM
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Kriss E
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
Kriss E,

Let's take a step back.

I agree that young players probably benefit from having successful veterans around. Plekanec can fit that role.

However,

They'll also benefit from the increased ice time and roles available if Plekanec leaves. Eller would have to step up as the character leader of the centers. He's a 2007 draft pick, which means that by 2014 he's ready to be a veteran and leader. Further, there's the benefit of whatever we get in a trade for Plekanec.
But you don't move a player in hopes that the one beneath him will surpass him. I need more assurance that whoever is left can fill Plekanec's shoes, also if DD and Eller get injured, we're right back in the crapper hole. I don't think the timing is ideal to move Plekanec now.

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