Marc Staal to LA
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12-29-2012, 03:35 PM
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Maybe Staal+ and Skjei to Edmonton for Eberle and Nick Schultz? Something around that?
Not sure that is the exact combo everyone can agree on.
What I'm thinking is more along the lines of
Staal + Skjei +Boyle
Maracin + Gernat + Yakupov
more on that proposal later.
Or LA could add Gagne and we're set.
Like my idea better. Besides, if they add Gagne, what would we be required to fork over as well?
And I disagree on Skjei having that high of an upside. He was the 28th pick in a weak draft.
Free country, brother, feel free to agree to disagree.
One could say we were lucky he fell to us at 28 for one reason or another. I don't want to go on a limb and say he was the best skater in the draft, but he was clearly a top one. I understand he has decent size with a lanky frame and big time wheels. Granted, he's raw, needs to develop a shot, bulk up a bit, and learn the pro game, but so do most other Ds his age.
What he does have, which can't be taught beyond a certain level of improved technique, is natural speed,apparently in either direction. That's valuable. He's not as indispensable as Kreider valuable, but he's not to be casually thrown in a deal without a premium return either.
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