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01-07-2013, 07:01 AM
Tender Rip
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Originally Posted by WILDhockeyfan View Post
Actually I would love to have Niskanen but I don't think Pittsburgh has any interest in giving him up atm. Obviously they'd much rather get rid of Martin instead, but we don't want him.
With the Cap staying where it was in the past season in 13-14, our Martin panic has greatly subsided.
Also, should Martin get back to the form he showed his first season as a Pen (never mind the player he was at New Jersey) he is a significantly better player than Niskanen.

Ultimately, Niskanen did very well for us and turned his career around again, but he is in a role where we can replace him with few problems and we need to bring in one or two of the kids anyway.

I honestly don't think Shero would hesitate much if dealing Niskanen solved an issue on the top6. With Setoguchi, most likely it would. At least I think he would fit well with Crosby's pace and we have no other credible RH shot so he would get plenty of PP tickets also.

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