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01-22-2013, 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnLennon View Post
I understand your point, but why would you want to get rid of Plekanec? He is a proven veteran and is effective in all situations. Why would you want to get rid of such a big piece of our forward group just for the sake of trading?

You have to realize that Plekanec will at most, get us a first round pick from a contending team, meaning it will be lower. We can only hope this low pick will be as good as Plekanec currently is and probably will be for 5+years. Getting Turris required David Rundblad AND a second round pick, and Plekanec won't get us anywhere NEAR that return.
Mike Richards was worth Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds.

How much would Plekanec be worth? Two thirds as much? A 1st and Simmonds? A 2nd and Simmonds? Ok, I'm sold.

We also need to trade one or both of Plekanec/Desharnais because our 1-2 punch of the future oughtta be Galchenyuk-Eller down the middle.

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