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02-21-2013, 03:31 PM
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Hahaha, that's funny. Blum and a pick, when Blum is playing like 14 minutes a game, not even in every game?
Look, if you want MPS, we're not going to just accept the crap you don't want.
You give value to get value. And Blum's 14 minutes a game, even despite his nice scoring, is not enough. Paajarvi plays 14 minutes/game on a reasonably solid defensive team, and was a 35 point scorer in his rookie year. He projects to be somebody like Dvorak-- strong at both ends.
Spaling is a piece that interests me as a bottom 6 replacement of MPS, or Yip to be honest, albeit nowhere near as good nor with as much potential. And another decent young d-man who's either in the league or on the verge of it. Blum or Klein maybe. And Edmonton would add a d-man to that mix and picks could be worked out.
You're not gonna get Paajarvi for table scraps though, that's for damn sure.
It's going to be a tough sell for a lot of Preds fans. We just don't have the parts to move for someone who will likely play bottom six minutes in most games. Nothing against MPS, but Nashville doesn't need to trade one of its best PK forwards with some offensive upside, a young PMD who seems to be getting his game back (or our second best defensive defenseman who anchors the second pairing and kills penalties). It's essentially trading Spaling's defensive qualities for MPS's defensive qualities, and hoping the offensive upside is enough to justify getting rid of a guy currently on the second pair.
I don't think Nashville needs MPS.
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