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12-29-2012, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaded-Fan View Post
I hate the trade board logic that says 'give away your guy as you have replacements with talent.' I would rather trade my guy for value than give him away. You do not make an idiotic trade because you drafted well in an area. And Gonchar just is not worth that much at this point. If that is the cost by all means keep him.
So acquiring a top 4 D with great history with the Pens while substantially increasing the Pens' chance of winning the Cup is ''giving Niskanen away''.

And no, the Sens don't want Niskanen for Gonchar, that's not enough.

Niskanen is the most overrated 3rd pair D-man ever. Doesn't play the PK, is horrible on the PP and is only there because there are no other options.

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