Thread: Proposal: Pittsburgh - Detroit
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12-19-2012, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Eternal Sunshine View Post
I personally think playing in the Eastern Conference on a line with Sid or Geno would make Franzen better for a longer period of time, probably bloating up his stats to make his contract look like one of the best ever, while Orpik's play of taking and giving hits, blocking shots and the like will probably make him less useful a lot quicker.

I think at this very moment in time the needs for both teams are there, but I understand why both GMs back away. Shero doesn't want to have to shell out that much cash if Franzen breaks down/ the CBA changes (retirement doesn't allow contracts to be voided) and Holland would probably prefer to find a younger version of Orpik, as to get more mileage out of that kind of trade.
I know he'd probably produce more on a line with Sid or Geno but not too more. Lets not forget he plays with Datsyuk in Detroit (even though I want him with Zetterberg).

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