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02-21-2013, 12:04 PM
Killem Dafoe
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Originally Posted by Kwayry View Post
Good argument, and I would add that DZ is stuck behind McD and Staal on the left side. Trading him for a righty PMD makes a lot of sense.
My argument is simple, DZ is more valuable than RoR.
Besides the fact that DZ is a 40 point scoring PMD, which is a premium position, he is signed and RoR is not.
If they want to trade RoR and Barrie/Elliott for DZ + pick, I would be all over it.
i see what you're saying for sure. I have been waiting so long and clamoring for any type of solid PMD to be built through this system. MDZ is as close to that as it's been and going to get (at least for the near future) He's valuable to most any team right now and rightfully so. My side of all of this, is that a player like ROR is hard to come by (same as a young PMD) but is also something we need more right now. Del Zotto just isn't playing up to par where we need him to play right now. (on the PP for example) If he was making smart plays and putting up points and improving our PP I might be singing a different tune, but we need a guy like ROR right now and again, it's just a matter of giving something valuable in return for something valuable. Del Zotto isn't playing on the top pairing and losing him (in my opinion) is worth it for ROR because Girardi, Staal, McDonagh, even Stralman is impressive. If they want a D-Man and ask for Staal, Girardi, McDonagh, we say "hey now" and walk away pretty quickly, but MDZ is more expendable because the things we want from him just simply aren't happening to a degree which makes us say "no" when we're talking about bringing a guy like ROR here. It's honestly a matter of opinion and I can see where you're coming from, but in the world of "give to get" it's worth it for ROR. He would be loved here.

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