Thread: Proposal: Pens and Leafs
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12-28-2012, 01:05 AM
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Originally Posted by penguins2946* View Post
I would put Gardiner as a number 2 or 3 D right now. Yeah, it would probably hurt in the short run, but in the long run, it would save us a bunch of money that we would have spent on Letang and would help us when the likes of Dumoulin/Maatta/Despres get up here. Our D right now isn't the best, even with Letang. I'd rather have a younger D corpse in the future than have Letang right now, mainly because we won't be winning the cup now, but we may in a few years.
That's the worst reasoning I've ever heard.

A contender with a very suspect blueline should trade away their 25 year old #1 defenseman - the only active defenseman other than Weber and Chara to finish Top 10 in Norris voting the past 2 seasons - because they don't want to pay him what he's worth on his next contract, and they want to make room for lesser prospects whose upside aren't nearly as high as what Letang is now?

Seriously man, you need to let these ideas marinate a little longer before showing them the light of day.

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