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11-04-2012, 05:54 PM
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I don't see the harm in locking up a young, homegrown asset to a reasonable deal. If he wants the moon, then sure trade him. But if DD is willing to sign at a reasonable price (around 3.75-4M (of course assuming the cap doesn't move too much)), lock him up. As was mentioned in the 2nd page of this thread, if we find in a couple years that Eller and Galchenyuk are panning out better than Desharnais, we can trade him at a later date. It doesn't make sense to ship him out now for Galchenyuk's sake, Gally won't be NHL ready this season, and he likely won't be top 6 ready the following season (or will be a downgrade from DD at that point).

DD is a better option to play center in the top 6 than Galchenyuk or Eller will be next season. That's pretty much indisputable barring a drastic improvement from Eller (I still believe in Eller long term though). I don't see why we should trade him now, it just doesn't make sense from any perspective that doesn't involve a blatant tank job.

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