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01-30-2013, 09:29 PM
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So, an Avs fan says that Stastny would return to his near-PPG level in Toronto, and we're supposed to just believe them, then follow by trading our #1 defenceman for that player???
Fact is... Stastny's been on a pretty steady decline over the past years. If he was a guarantee to be a point-per-game player, then it's a trade you probably consider and turn down because it's filling one hole by digging another (while you're better set up at centre without Stastny than you are on defence without Phaneuf.
When you consider that Stastny's been on a decline the last few years, there's just no way Phaneuf gets put on the table for him. It's not a matter of Colorado adding, or a couple of other players to balance out depth on the roster spots, trading Dion Phaneuf is just not something the Leafs can afford to do at this point.
If the Avs are going to trade Stastny, Toronto should certainly put forward an offer, whether that can be competitive with what other teams are offering, I don't know. If Calgary were to offer Jay Bouwmeester, and the Avs aren't going to place a high value on getting youth, then I suspect it won't
be a competitive offer.
But Sean the Big question Here , the Elephant in the Room : Is He also Worse than Bozak ???
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