Thread: Proposal: Perry for Ovechkin?
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02-08-2013, 03:45 AM
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Perry for Ovechkin?

No, thank you.

But, if we're throwing out trade proposals for Perry, I'd say we should definitely trade him prior to the deadline if he is yet unsigned. I'd rather tank in the Playoffs this year (granted we make them) and still have the roster to compete in the upcoming years than trying to go all the way once this season, lose due to bad luck and then see Pears leave through the front door without anything coming back in return.

So what is this franchise's most glaring hole in the lineup? A legitimate #2C, obviously.

Given the fact that the most top-heavy teams in terms of the Center position are in the east, it should be easier to get a trade done, I think. Especially if it is a team that is willing to pay premium cash to Pears and which he is fond of, sort of a sign-and-trade idea.

So, who's center-heavy?

Boston (Krejci, Savard, Bergeron, Seguin, Horton)
Philadelphia (Giroux, Schenn, Couture, Talbot)
Pittsburgh (Crosby, Malkin, Sutter, Kennedy, Boychuk)
Washington (Backstrom, Ribeiro, Laich, Perreault, Johansson)

I'd be content with getting any of the bolded out centers in return, albeit getting Giroux or Crosby would most surely result in an error within the Matrix

However, I think being able to get Malkin, for example, doesn't appear to be SO overly unrealistic. Pittsburgh has Sutter as a youger replacement, who is much cheaper than Geno and shows a lot of potential (and a willingness to traing hard and learn), so a deal might be reached there.

Maybe something along the lines of Perry + 1st Round Pick + Kevin Roy <-> Malkin, I just don't know. Pittsburgh obviously doesn't HAVE TO pull the trigger on a trade of that caliber, but I'm 100% sure they'd at least look into it, since they are still looking hard for a legitimate #1 RW to play alongside Crosby. And these usually don't come in cheap, or regularly.

Edit: Just to make myself clear, I don't think this is an offer like "omg yes, Anaheim's overpaying big timezzzz and we'll do it yesterdayzzz!!!!111one", but one that might, eventually, turn out to be interesting enough for Pittsburgh. Malkin, however, would have to be re-signed long-term prior to that deal anyways.

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