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01-22-2013, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by stokes84 View Post
Trade deadline deal. Buffalo is in contention, Anaheim is out.

To Anaheim: Stafford, Girgensons, Pysyk, 1st

To Buffalo: Perry

Take a run at the cup and gives us the upper hand on re-signing.
Man, a 2-0 start has some people going from thinking we were a fringe playoff team to one player away from being a Cup contender. I don't mind taking risk, but I think that's a reckless deal from Buffalo's perspective. They're trading 6.5 years of team control on both Pysyk and Girgensons, two more years of team control over Stafford, and seven years of team control over that 1st rounder. You're effectively trading 22 years of asset control for a few months of Corey Perry--and it's really more like 25+ years of asset control when you consider Regier negotiates contracts so that players can't become UFA after their seventh season.

We're not a Cup contender even with Corey Perry on this club. That's the type of move that'd set the organization back years if or when Perry walked this summer. That type of move is completely premature, IMO.

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