: Value of:
Letang for a legit 1st line winger
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02-13-2013, 03:39 PM
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I think the value is close in this hypothetical deal: Letang + Morrow for Yakupov + Petry. The Pens gamble slightly on Petry's upside but they get a true sniper on a rookie contract for three years. Playing Yak on Sid or Geno's wing would be dirty. Edmonton gets a true #1D and another prospect defenceman to add to the stable. (You can never have enough defense) Worst case scenario is a prospect defenseman can be traded in exchange for veteran help in the bottom 6. Long term Pittsburgh wins this, but I think Edmonton would do it.
You wouldn't even fetch Letang for that package and you want Shero to throw in his best prospect?
Letang is only 25, so is Petry, and Morrow is 20. So the Oilers win big time now and later.
If the Oilers acquire Letang, it would cost a couple players you don't want to give up. Players like Letang rarely hit the trade market for good reason.
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