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02-11-2013, 11:42 AM
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On paper, the OP's idea is probably equal value. But, I'm not sure I like trading prospect for prospect in this instance. While our system is lacking on prospect wingers, I'd just as soon
package a D prospect along with a first round pick to get a young guy that has had success in the NHL
(example Evander Kane even though Winnipeg wouldn't do this - again, an example) instead of hoping Connolly materializes into a long term solution.
I will pass, even though its probably a fair deal.
In fairness though, teams who trade young players who've had success do so for a similar player at a different position.
Teams who trade for prospects and picks do so because they're rebuilding. Why would a rebuilding team trade a young player whose had success for two assets that
have success? Its not realistic... You either trade for potential, or be prepared to give up a player like Despres, a young defenseman whose had success, for a similar valued winger. I can't imagine Pittsburgh having much interest in dealing roster players, so that limits their options in that regard.
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