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02-13-2013, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Habster33 View Post
How about we try not to trade for anyone and we instead try to make room for UFA Getzlaf instead? Wouldn't cost us any draft picks or prospect and we would finally have a #1 center.

That's IF MB can pull it off!

MaxPac - Getzlaf - Galchenyuk
Bourque - Plekanec - Cole
I'm not against this...but you have to be careful.

A team is almost guaranteed to overpay for a UFA by it's nature, however if you overpay too much you end up with a Gomez type situation(even his 1st year here) where the player is good but his contract leads to problems and eventually poor performance.

Where do you draw the line on a 7 year deal? 7 mil? 8 mil? 9 mil?
I'm sure if a team wants him bad enough they can get him...but Getzlaf is not Malkin.

Another factor is we may see an NBA-like trade and sign since they can now go to 8 years, plus the team losinbg a UFA will want a pick or other asset back.

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