Thread: Proposal: StL - PIT
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12-22-2012, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Rowdy Roddy Peeper View Post
I wouldn't add anything to Orpik. Stewart is no guarantee to produce in Pittsburgh, and if he doesn't, the Pens just acquired a scoring winger who can't score and isn't effective anywhere else in the line-up.

But most crucially, no team has ever gotten value for what a player might do in a different situation. St.Louis doesn't have an elite playmaker, so if they don't want to trade him for what he is rather than what people think he could be in Pittsburgh if everything pans out perfectly, they're going to have to hope he can return to form on the Blues without a superstar center feeding him gimmes.
Stewart isn't just a 15 goal scorer and he has proven that. Stewart doesn't need an elite playmaker feeding him gimmes, and his stretch with Berglund when he came here proved that.

Stewart would thrive in a wide open, run n gun, rushing offensive system, as he has one of the best backhand shots in the game. He isn't just a player that bangs in the trash in front of the net. Last season he just didn't have his burst of speed like he use to and he never got comfortable. Since he didn't have any injuries that would have caused him to lose his burst, it is reasonable to think that he can easily get that back, which would have a major impact on his game.

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